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Smoking Hemp Hookah vs. Cigarettes: Which is better?

Updated: Jan 29

When it comes to health matters, people seem to become more anxious than they used to be, according to surveys. We now seriously consider every aspect of our lives; from what we drink to what food we eat and even how we spend our past time.


While professional healthcare is generally still practiced in response to disease, an increasing interest in preventive measures shows a shift in awareness and behavior, especially among the young. Today most people walk into a grocery store and go straight to GMO free products including fruits and vegetables. This has almost become an impulsive thing to do for many people when it comes to shopping for groceries. The reason for buying naturally grown produce cannot be magnified, not with recent health revelations with regards to GMO products.


Even in the world of smoking, there is a clear paradigm shift from traditional tobacco smoking to other forms of smoking or vaping. The traditional tobacco smokers are fast becoming a dying breed (no pun intended), as the dangers of tobacco smoking has led to the launch of many innovative substitute products.

From the moment we awake in the morning until we lay our heads down on the pillow at night, cigarettes punctuate each and every activity of our daily lives. It becomes a very heavy load to carry over time. According to the American Heart Association in 2013, an estimated 23 percent of adult men and 18 percent of adult women in the United States are smokers. This has created a multibillion dollar industry that depends on the addiction. Although many smokers believe there are some small benefits to smoking, the consequences of the habit on the body far outweigh any positives.


The hookah is used to smoke or vaporize a number of consumable products. Traditional hookah has for long been used in smoking or vaporizing opium or tobacco-based products. While cigarette smoking has hit an all-time low, another form of tobacco use is rising in popularity – hookah smoking – and researchers are concerned there's a new epidemic brewing, especially among young adults. Offering a variety of health benefits, Hemp Hookah helps you decompress from the stresses of daily life while helping to improve your overall well-being. It's a natural health supplement that everyone can enjoy and benefit from. Hemp Hookah has tobacco-included and tobacco-free varieties.


Hemp Hookah provides you the healthiest, most convenient and economically priced, premium alternative to regular cigarette smoking, an alternative that poses no harmful effects to the user or those around them. We strive to provide highly superior and one-of-a-kind product with an uncompromising commitment to quality. Hemp Hookah assist those who want to quit smoking dangerous tobacco products, while increasing their overall health.

Many avoid smoking hemp because of its striking resemblance to pot. The truth is dried and smokable hemp flowers are not going to make you high, but instead give you the therapeutic benefits of cannabidiol (CBD), other cannabinoids, and terpenes.


Is Smoking Hemp Safe?


According to The American Lung Association, inhaling smoke of any kind is considered harmful to the lungs. Other than that, smoking hemp is considered safe. So, unless you have or have had problems with lung disease in the past and smoke can make symptoms worse, you can try hemp pre-rolls. Also, it is not recommended in pregnant and breastfeeding women or people on medications.

Main components in hemp, such as cannabidiol (CBD) can interact with other medications, so it is recommended to avoid taking CBD together when on medications. Talk to your physician to help you create a plan to slowly eliminate medications before trying hemp.

Hemp smoke is better for your lungs


Compared to cigarettes, hemp doesn’t have such serious risks. In fact, smoking hemp may help people dealing with pain, high blood pressure, and other ailments, instead of being a danger to the user’s health. Hemp is not going to get you high and is not addictive. It is not recommended to take hemp while pregnant or breastfeeding.


Nicotine is the addictive chemical in tobacco. The risks of long-term nicotine use can be fatal as smokers are more likely than nonsmokers to develop:

Nicotine can also cause:

  • Dizziness

  • Headaches

  • Anxiety

  • Trouble sleeping

  • Heart disease

  • Stroke

  • lung cancer

  • Asthma


The American Lung Association estimates that cigarettes have 600 ingredients. When exposed to fire, the reaction creates an additional 4,000 chemicals, many of which are carcinogens. When exposed to the tissues of the mouth, esophagus and lungs, these chemicals can cause serious damage. This damage can lead to serious health problems, including emphysema and cancer.

Smoking Hemp Hookah vs. Cigarettes: Which is better?

Let’s consider the pros and cons.


Cigarettes: Pros and Cons


Pros:

  • Smoking lowers risk of knee-replacement surgery, Parkinson's disease and obesity.

Cons:

  • Lung diseases caused by smoking include COPD, which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis.

  • If you have asthma, tobacco smoke can trigger an attack or make an attack worse.

  • Tobacco — mostly through smoking cigarettes — kills more than 480,000 Americans a year.

  • Nicotine in tobacco is addictive.

  • Smoking cigarette damages blood vessels and can make them thicken and grow narrower. This makes your heart beat faster and your blood pressure go up. Clots can also form.

  • Cigarettes cause premature wrinkles.

  • Smoking causes bad breath and stained teeth.

  • Smoking can make it harder for a woman to become pregnant. It can also affect her baby’s health before and after birth.

Hookah: Pros and Cons


Pros:

  • According to a 2013 study, CBD can be a potential for nicotine addiction.

  • CBD helps with symptoms of various ailments, including mood and anxiety disorders, pain, and addiction.

  • Hemp can be consumed in different ways that are not harmful to the body.

  • Great way to calm and relax your body.

  • Hemp doesn’t pollute the environment.

  • Hemp has a very short growing cycle.

  • Hemp is the only plant that could eliminate foreign oil dependency and save the forest.

  • Effective and affordable.

  • Hemp has high bioavailability.

  • You experiencing the healing effects of the plant, without the mind-altering part.

  • Helps in chronic conditions such as arthritis.

  • Hemp smoke is not as bad a tobacco’s.

  • Healthier alternative to smoking.

Cons:

Smoking hemp is not healthy for your lungs. So, vaping, edibles, oils, and other methods are great alternatives to smoking.


Compounds in hemp, such as cannabidiol (CBD), can interact with prescription medications.


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Replacing Tobacco


As more people are finding viable alternatives to cigarattes, Hemp is something we all know. According to a Brightfield Group survey of more than 5,000 CBD users in the U.S.:

  • 24% have used it to help quit smoking.

  • Quitters are often replacing cigarettes with either smokable hemp or vaping.

  • 41% of quitters have entirely replaced tobacco with hemp CBD.

Initial Research

An estimated 2.6 million U.S. adults – or 1 percent – smoked hookah in 2017, nearly double the number seen just several years before, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It's most common among 18- and 24-year-olds. And kids are smoking it, too: Despite declining use among U.S. teens in recent years, an estimated 630,000 high-school and middle school students smoked hookah in 2017.


Initial research has shown CBDs ability to reduce cigarette consumption. Researchers at University College London conducted a study of 24 smokers. Each was given an inhaler with CBD or a placebo. For one week they were to use the inhaler when they had the urge to smoke. Those with placebo had no difference in smoking cigarettes, those with the CBD inhaler significantly reduced the number of cigarettes smoked by 40%.


The Alternative Market

The Alternative Market has continued to grow drastically, 35%, from 2019 to 2018 while cigarettes stayed steady at 3.1%. With the addition of hemp cigarettes and the recent vape scare, many assume the alternative market will continue growing as people look for a “healthier for you” alternative to cigarettes.


Conclusion

In the modern era of cannabis use, we at Himalayan Hemp are witnessing a paradigm shift. Now that you’ve seen some of the current research, you can make an informed decision about whether smoking hemp is right for you. Joints blunt, and pipes are out-dated. People now look for healthier alternatives. Whether you use marijuana for a medical purpose or just for enjoyment, hemp hookah will give you the best effect and defend from undesirable consequences.


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