CBD For Smoking Cessation? Study Shows Possible Benefits For Curbing Tobacco Use
A metabolite of CBD inhibits a key enzyme for nicotine metabolism, US researchers have found, potentially allowing nicotine users to wait before feeling the need to inhale more cigarette smoke. CBD “shows promise,” therefore, as a smoking cessation therapy, the study suggests.
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“For consumers around the globe, and the APAC market is a prime example, there is an ongoing shift from reactivity to proactivity,” explains Clasado Biosciences’ David Mharakurwa. Alongside an increasing awareness of the links between gut health and wellness, such trends are driving strong growth in the region for nutraceuticals like Clasado’s Bimuno GOS.
EU Packaging Regulation Presents Challenge And Opportunity For Consumer Health Industry
A proposed new European Union packaging regulation, which introduces environmental and labelling requirements and extended producer responsibility for medicines, medical devices and food supplements, could be challenging for the region's consumer health industry. But it could also be a spur to creativity, argues Chris Whitehouse, chairman and managing director of Whitehouse Communications.