Cutting down is as simple as CBD

| July 5, 2013

The inhalation of the non-psychoactive cannabinoid CBD (cannabidiol) significantly mitigates tobacco smokers’ desire for cigarettes, according to a story in The Daily Chronic quoting clinical trial data published online in the journal Addictive Behaviors.

Investigators at University College London conducted a double-blind pilot study to assess the impact of the ad-hoc consumption of organic CBD versus a placebo in 24 tobacco-smoking subjects seeking to quit their habit. Participants were randomized to receive either, in the case of half of the subjects, an inhaler containing CBD or, in the case of the others, a placebo for one week.

Trial investigators instructed subjects to use the inhaler when they felt the urge to smoke.

The researchers reported that, over the treatment week and in comparison with usual consumption levels, the placebo-treated smokers showed no differences in the number of cigarettes they smoked. In contrast, those treated with CBD reduced the number of cigarettes smoked by 40 percent during treatment. The participants who used CBD did not report experiencing increased cravings for nicotine during the study’s duration.

“This is the first study, as far as we are aware, to demonstrate the impact of CBD on cigarette smoking…,” the investigators concluded. “These preliminary data, combined with the strong preclinical rationale for use of this compound, suggest CBD to be a potential treatment for nicotine addiction that warrants further exploration.”

Category: Breaking News

Comments are closed.

Sponsor Ad

Sponsor Ad

From the leaf lands

Lebanon suffers leaf losses

Lebanon suffers leaf losses

A survey is to be carried out to determine the extent of losses incurred by tobacco growers in southern Lebanon, where viruses are said to have caused extensive damage.

| May 24, 2018
Universal presents results

Universal presents results

Universal Corporation expects to make higher volume sales from the next tobacco-crop cycle, given that the global market remains stable.

| May 24, 2018
Contracting Burley

Contracting Burley

Tennessee’s Burley crop is expected to fall by 20 percent or more following Alliance One International’s decision not to buy US Burley.

| May 22, 2018
Leaf prices increased

Leaf prices increased

Flue-cured tobacco growers in Zimbabwe will be hoping that the “encouraging” prices being paid for their leaf will stand up for the rest of the season.

| May 22, 2018
Growers up in arms

Growers up in arms

Some tobacco growers in Pakistan are claiming that tobacco manufacturers are exploiting them, and they have vowed to fight back.

| May 22, 2018
Universal results webcast

Universal results webcast

Candace C. Formacek, vice president and treasurer at Universal Corporation, will host a results webcast on May 23.

| May 21, 2018

Sponsor Ad

Sponsor Ad

Web exclusives

Discussing challenges

Discussing challenges

Tobacco growers convene in Indonesia.

| April 2, 2018
The promise of heated tobacco

The promise of heated tobacco

Peter Nixon, PMI’s U.K. and Ireland MD, praises England’s progressive approach to new technologies.

| February 28, 2018
Celebrating cigars at Puro Sabor

Celebrating cigars at Puro Sabor

Five days of factory tours, farm visits, recreational activities and many, many cigars.

| February 5, 2018
Farmers concerned

Farmers concerned

The ITGA worries about slumping demand for leaf tobacco and a lack of alternative crops

| November 2, 2017
Their fair share

Their fair share

Tobacco growers deserve better

| November 1, 2017
Lease on life

Lease on life

Industry leaders respond to the FDA’s new attitude toward vapor products.

| October 1, 2017
The Vype Dossier

The Vype Dossier

Proving the reduced-risk potential of an e-cigarette

| October 1, 2017

Sponsor Ad

Sponsor Ad

Sponsor Ad