Can cannabis help quit smoking? According to a recent study, published in the journal Chemical Research in Toxicology, cannabidiol or CBD has the potential to help. This research was supported by a National Institutes of Health grant.
Washington State University (WSU) researchers discovered that CBD has the power to inhibit the metabolism of nicotine, lowering smokers' urge to light up the next cigarette, writes WSU Insider. By slowing the metabolism of the drug, individuals addicted to nicotine could experience longer intervals between feeling the need to smoke.
Every year, more than eight million people die from tobacco, more than seven million from direct usage and the rest from second-hand smoke.
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