Even people who smoke multiple packs a day are pretty aware of the harmful effects that nicotine and tobacco can have on the body. When it comes time to quit, those addictive substances can keep trying to pull you back, coercing you to have just one more drag.
A lot of people do end up falling back into their old habits because of the desire to maintain their ritual. For many, smoking is a therapeutic and relaxing experience that they never want to have to give up.
Well we’ve got good news. You don’t have to drop your routine in order to trash the tobacco. CBD cigarettes are the new, safe, and effective way to kick your cravings without falling off the wagon.
What is CBD?
CBD is short for cannabidiol. It’s this substance that’s extracted from the hemp plant, which is a form of cannabis sativa.
Hold on… cannabis? Like, the stuff that gets you high?
It’s true that CBD comes from the same plant as recreational marijuana, but it’s not psychoactive at all. In fact, CBD is highly regulated so it has to federally contain less than 0.3% THC in order to be sold. THC is the compound in hemp plants that can impair your judgement.
So don’t worry, using CBD won’t make you high. It’s an entirely safe substance that has a huge number of wellness benefits. You might have seen people use CBD tinctures before, as oil drops are a pretty popular way to feel some of the soothing effects that the substance can offer.
Hemp flower contains cannabinoids, which interact with your body’s endocannabinoid system to deliver the positive feelings that we’re all looking for. Your endocannabinoid system is responsible for regulating things like sleep, appetite, and mood. So when you use CBD products, you can feel whole-body benefits in these areas and more.
But since CBD feels so similar to marijuana and tobacco cigarettes when smoked, we figured it might be a really helpful alternative for people who are trying to wean off of either one. But what exactly makes them so great?
How Will a CBD Cigarette Help Me Quit?
First off, if you’ve decided to quit smoking, congratulations are in order. You’re taking some seriously respectable steps towards improving your overall health and wellbeing.
But you’ll need to keep in mind that the first few days and weeks after quitting will come with a fair share of challenges. You’ll feel some withdrawal symptoms like headaches, irritability, anxiety, increased appetite, and even insomnia.
On top of that, one of the most powerful symptoms that may lead you to digress into your former habits are the insatiable cravings and desires to have just one more puff. These cravings usually only last about five minutes or so, but that’s plenty of time to take a drag if you let yourself succumb to the urges.
This is where CBD cigarettes come in. They’re designed to take the edge off and help satisfy the urge to smoke. But since there’s no nicotine or tobacco in them, you won’t become addicted in the same way that you might with your average pack.
These smoke and look just like any normal cigarette, so you don’t need to switch up your routine or lose that social aspect of smoking. They’ll also leave you feeling highly functional, so you can take a drag morning, afternoon, and night.
Not to mention, early research shows that hemp flower may reduce nicotine cravings. So using hemp products might actually be a way to help prevent those urges from coming about in the first place.
CBD Cigarettes vs. Nicotine Patches
One of the most helpful ways to knock out nicotine is with Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT). These reduce withdrawal symptoms by giving you a small, controlled amount of nicotine without the dangerous chemicals found in cigarettes. These help satisfy cravings and reduce the urge to smoke.
Nicotine patches and gums are some of the most common forms of NRT, and they’re super safe and effective. But they don’t quite replace the satisfying pull of a cigarette that you know and have incorporated into your daily routine. You’ll need a bit more reinforcement to help with that.
CBD cigarettes are the back-up that you never knew you needed. They can work even better for some people when used with patches, gums, or other tools because they’ll satisfy your oral fixation while those NRTs work to reduce your nicotine dependence at a biological level.
What’s in a CBD Cigarette?
Don’t let the word cigarette fool you -- you won’t find any tobacco, nicotine, or additives in these parts. Our CBD smokes are made with all-natural hemp flower from the grand ol’ state of California. And that hemp flower is made with 8% CBD + CBG, with trace amounts of THC (less than 0.3%, the federal limit). You won’t get high, trust us.
We’ve got nothing to hide when it comes to our ingredients, and that’s because these are tobacco alternatives that you can feel good about. We even double lab test each batch to ensure it’s free of toxins, pesticides, and additives.
You Keep Saying “Hemp”... Will These Show Up on a Drug Test?
Our hemp flower blends contain less than 0.3% THC, so it’s pretty unlikely that trace amounts will show up on a drug test. With that said, all hemp and CBD products do that have the potential to cause some complications during a drug screening.
Here’s the deal: CBD is 100% legal thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill. Even if unfavorable substances show up during an initial test, a secondary screening can be administered to isolate any illegal substances from the entirely legal CBD. So in short, you should be more than fine.
Still, if you have some concerns it never hurts to speak with a physician or employer ahead of time.
Are CBD Cigarettes the Same as Herbal Cigarettes?
An herbal cigarette is generally defined as any smokable product containing herbs. While herbal cigarettes and CBD are both all-natural alternatives to help you quit smoking, the latter is definitely a safer bet.
This is because unlike CBD, herbal cigarettes are not heavily regulated. This means that they often release harmful chemicals and byproducts such as tar when smoked. Not to mention, the lack of regulations surrounding them has created some concern about their safety.
But CBD and hemp have been widely tested for their safety, so these alternatives can give you a lot more confidence when compared to those uncertain herbal options.
Are CBD Cigarettes Addictive?
CBD cigarettes look, feel, and pull just like a normal cig. While they smell and taste a little bit different, it’s not overwhelming. They’ll remind you of your favorite light cigarettes.
Though you might love 'em and want to smoke ‘em all the time, there are no addictive chemicals or substances in our CBD smokes. Hemp isn’t addictive, it’s just packed with goodness. These are designed to get you to smoke less frequently, so we’d never add anything that might make you become even more dependent.
Quitting tobacco is tough, especially because the nicotine in cigarettes is highly addictive. While managing cravings can be done through tons of different methods, none of them can really help you keep the ritual of taking a drag with your morning coffee. Right?
Not necessarily, because CBD cigarettes are a non-addictive way to get that pull and feel of a cigarette without the nasty, addictive stuff on the inside. CBD is a 100% natural compound that’s got loads of health benefits, and it’s much safer to smoke when compared to unregulated herbal cigs.
It’s a great accompaniment to the traditional forms of Nicotine Replacement Therapy, like patches or gums. They’ll let you satisfy your oral fixations while simultaneously decreasing your nicotine dependence.
And the CBD smokes here at Oklahoma Smokes are made with transparent ingredients that we’re proud to show off. There’s nothing addictive and nothing toxic in these things, you have our word.
It’s an alternative smoke for the tobacco quittin’ folk. Start yourself on the path to a healthier life today.