Is quitting smoking your NEW YEARS resolution?

As it gets towards then end of the year how many of us make New Years Resolutions? Losing weight, getting fit, joining a gym or quitting smoking. All great intentions with all great health benefits but how long do we last? A hour? A day? A week? A month? A year?

Well done to you all that stick with it, those that quit, why? what’s stopping you? is that it for another year or do you say let’s get back on track and go again?

Global trends show smoking is declining over recent years however it still remains the highest cause of preventable deaths, its estimated around 6 million people die each year through smoking related illness! Only around 4-7% can quit without the use of aids such as patches, sprays and e-cigarettes.

Can vaping and e-liquids help?

Yes and no is the answer to this one. Yes, vape products have established a reputation as an effective alternative too cigarettes with a growing number of smokers using vape products to quit smoking. However studies show a significant percentage of vape users were previously non smokers especially young people and teenagers attracted to the vast choice of flavours. Which may result in an addiction to nicotine in the future.

CBD and Addiction

A growing number of studies show that CBD could be an effective aid for quitting nicotine, as well as smoking. Cannabidoil or CBD for short has been found to have anti addiction properties, its ability to influence drug seeking behaviours maybe down to its interactions with the neural systems responsible for these behaviours. The endocannabinoid system has been seen to influence the acquisition of drug seeking behaviours and reward mechanisms. Previous studies have shown that drugs including nicotine increase extracellular levels of dopamine- the neurotransmitter responsible for feelings of pleasure and wellbeing. CBD could influence these dopamine levels in a positive way.

Why Choose CBD Vaping

So we have just read CBD can help reduce cigarette cravings, so know we look at breaking addiction is it the inhalation of smoke the what to do with your hands? with a vape pen and cbd liquid you still have the inhalation and taste but no nicotine and you still have something to occupy your hands which some find easier/better than sprays or or patches.

Vaping increases the bioavailability of CBD meaning it passes into the body via the lungs and is absorbed quicker giving a stronger and quicker effect, helping stop those cravings for the harmful nicotine. I will do another blog on the other health benefits of cbd such as stress, anxiety and chronic pain.

Stylish vape pens are available on our online store in either black or white along with our first to be released flavour of vanilla custard. Check them out and thanks for reading.