Aromatherapy and Smoking?

Aromatherapy and Smoking?

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Research, published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine has looked at the effects certain aromatherapy oils – by inhalation when someone is ‘craving’ nicotine - can have on this craving.


Researchers from Panola College, Carthage, Texas and RJ Buckle Associates, LLC, London, United Kingdom have evaluated the effects of two essential oils (black pepper and angelica) on the nicotine habits (regular daily users of cigarettes, snuff, or chewing tobacco) of a group of students and staff in a U.S. college.


The results showed that both black pepper and angelica reduced the level of nicotine craving and allowed a longer delay before next use of tobacco.

However, black pepper reduced the level of craving more than did angelica, and angelica allowed for a longer delay than did black pepper.

The researchers concluded that Aromatherapy may be useful in nicotine withdrawal.

http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/acm.2012.0537

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