New Study: Cannabidiol Can Help Cigarette Smokers Quit

A new placebo-controlled study published in last month’s issue of the journal Addictive Behaviors has found that cannabidiol – a cannabis compound – can significantly reduce the number of cigarettes consumed by those wishing to quit. nocigarettes

For the study, participants were given cannabidiol (CBD) through an inhaler – the CBD was derived entirely from the actual cannabis plant. Partipants were seperated into two groups, one which received the inhaler containing CBD, and one which contained a placebo.

Researchers found that those in the placebo group showed no difference in the amount that they smoked. However, those in the CBD group smoked, on average, 40% less after just a 1-week period.

“We found that CBD seems to reduce the salience of cues. It also can reduce anxiety and may affect a memory process called ‘reconsolidation,’ which is where when a memory of the reward of smoking is re-activated by seeing someone smoking, it is rendered vulnerable to destruction”, says Dr. Celia Morgan, co-author of the study. “CBD might mean these positive smoking memories are gradually erased,”

The full study can be found by clicking here.

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    • Patricia Sanchez on November 14, 2013 at 5:57 pm
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    Will u please consider me a possibility i n sendi.g me what paper work necessary into allow me to participate in ur study 712 209 7507

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