CBD and Nicotine Addiction
WINK CBD + Combating Nicotine Addiction
Using CBD oil to break the craving
Nicotine addiction is the number one reason cigarette smokers struggle to quit. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that more people in the United States are addicted to nicotine more than any other drug. Tobacco Vaping is so hard to break because it stems from a variety of habits and addictions rather than just the nicotine addiction itself. At the heart of the disease is the consistent and convenient, almost ritualistic habit of vaping. Even when one may not want to be addicted to nicotine anymore, the reliably convenient way vaping can become ingrained into one's daily routine is even harder to shake.
The vicious circle of craving nicotine followed by the brain rewarding behavior, even at the expense of our health is why this addiction is so detrimental to our health in the first place. Beyond triggers in the environment, addiction is impacted by both emotional and cellular memory.
While initially quitting vaping can take an enormous amount of effort and self-control, continuing to stay away from vaping can be equally as challenging. While there's yet to be studies on CBD oil's effect on nicotine addiction specifically, ongoing research is producing promising results as far as using cannabidiol to stave off relapses. WINK's CBD oil may help you manage the urge to reach for a vape pen in especially triggering or stressful situations.
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Using CBD oil to combat nicotine withdrawal
Serotonin is a neurotransmitter responsible for feelings of well-being and happiness. Nicotine triggers a release of serotonin, which translates to the feelings of calmness and contentment associated with vaping.. However, in between - and while quitting - vaping, nicotine withdrawal starts to set in and the decreased levels of serotonin in your brain can result in decreased energy, moodiness, anxiety and depression. This is when you start to crave that next vape.
The cyclical and addictive nature of these serotonin peaks and troughs are one of the reasons nicotine users find it so difficult to quit.
CBD oil can activate the brain's 5-HT1A receptor, which boosts the availability of serotonin in a similar way to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) antidepressants. So, CBD oil may help reduce the stress, anxiety, and irritability associated with attempts to kick the vaping habit.
When it comes to mood, WINK's CBD oils may help reduce some of the physical symptoms of quitting vaping. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, WINK's CBD oil may be able to reduce the headaches and other pains experienced when giving up nicotine.