ATHS Asks: Could CBD help you stop smoking?

Hi Hempers!

Today we’re asking a very important question; could CBD help you stop smoking? 

The evolution of the CBD industry has introduced new products into the marketplace, causing sales and demand to grow. As the industry continues to progress, innovative producers have begun to develop alternative methods to consume CBD such as oils, edibles (delicious jelly sweets, coming soon!) and vapes.

Overall, CBD is having a major impact on global markets because it offers a number of therapeutic benefits without the psychoactive effects of THC. Because of this, multiple countries including Australia, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Mexico, Portugal and Thailand, as well as many US states, have legalised CBD for medical purposes. In the UK, CBD is legal as long as it contains less than 0.2% THC (which we happily adhere to). 

It’s become widely known that CBD can be beneficial for treating medical conditions such as chronic pain, sleep disorders and headaches, as well as maintaining general health and wellness.

However, CBD and Hemp can also be used to treat mental health conditions like anxiety and depression and has even been proved beneficial in fighting addiction.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the tobacco epidemic is one of the biggest health threats the world has ever faced, killing more than 8 million people a year around the world. Nicotine is highly addictive, yet non-addictive alternatives in CBD products, such as vapes, have been shown to mitigate tobacco withdrawals and reduce the overall dependency on tobacco. 

A research study from 2018 indicates that “Cannabidiol (CBD), a non-intoxicating cannabinol day found in the Hemp plant, may be a promising novel smoking cessation treatment, due to its anxiolytic properties, minimal side effects and research showing that it may modify drug cue salience and reduce nicotine cravings in dependent smokes attempting to stop smoking.” 

Muhammad Abbas, Chief Executive Officer of World-Wide Vapes commented: “Ever since the health effects of tobacco smoking became widely known, many consumers have sought alternatives to smoking traditional cigarettes but have struggled to make a change, because of how addictive a habit smoking is. Vaping CBD has been a big step in helping consumers to make positive changes”.

According to data compiled by Transparency Market Research, the global GBP and Hemp Oil Market is expected to read US$2.5bn by 2026! The United Nations are due to vote in December 2020 on whether the whole of Europe should de-criminalise and re-categorise CBD products with minimal THC content, so watch this space... We’ll be sure to keep all of our members updated.


The ATH Shop Team x


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