With an estimated 1.1 billion smokers in the world, chances are you are in contact regularly with someone who is affected by smoking. While the negative effects of smoking are known by most people, why is the prevalence of smoking still so high? Because quitting is hard! The combination of physical dependence on nicotine, rigid nature of habitual behaviors and the use of smoking as an emotional coping mechanism make quitting a complicated and difficult endeavour.
According to the World Health Organization 7 Million People Die annually from smoking related illnesses.
Studies have shown that Black pepper Essential Oil can help reduce cigarette cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Clinical studies recommend that respiratory tract sensations are important in mitigating smoking withdrawal symptoms. When inhaled, black pepper oil helps mimic the respiratory tract sensation of smoking, while providing a unique taste alternative to cigarettes. One study of individuals quitting smoking revealed that those who inhaled black pepper had significantly reduced withdrawals symptoms than those who did not.
As well Black Pepper can help with increased blood circulation and heart health as it causes a warming sensation, bringing increased blood flow to a region. The warming attributes of Black Pepper can help to mimic the sensation of smoking.
The habit of smoking is not only reinforced by a dependence on nicotine, but also in the physical actions associated with smoking. A common theme for those quitting smoking is the desire to have a physical alternative to hold in the hands and feel on the lips in replacement of a cigarette. FÜM can be that alternative, an object that directly replaces a cigarette in the moments where 'having a smoke' was the normal.
Using a FÜM together with Black Pepper is the intersection of these two veins; a physical replacement for a cigarette as well as a boost against nicotine cravings with Black Pepper Essential Oil. We hope this can be a useful tool for those who are desiring to be free from smoking.We are not claiming that this is a miracle cure for quitting smoking, there is no such thing, but we are excited to offer FÜM as a tool to improve your odds in quitting smoking.
Here's some feedback we have heard from the FÜM Fam:
Cordell B, Buckle J. (2013), The effects of aromatherapy on nicotine Craving on a U.S. campus: A small comparison study. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Volume 19, Issue 8, 709-713
Rose J., Jed E. et al. (1994), Inhalation of vapor from black pepper extract reduces smoking withdrawal symptoms. Drug & Alcohol Dependence, Volume 34, Issue 3, 225 - 229
World Health Organization, Tobacco Fact Sheet