A Vaccine for Quitting Smoking

Vaccine for Quitting Smoking A vaccine for quitting smoking may seem to be science fiction but addiction to nicotine is the major problem smokers face when trying to quit, but now it seems as though it may be possible to develop just that, a vaccine for quitting smoking . An article here explains the results of research carried out at the Weill Cornell Medical College. Apparently the vaccine for quitting smoking would block the pleasurable effects of nicotine by producing antibodies. The article says:  “In studies using mice it was seen that one single shot of the vaccine was enough to stop the nicotine addiction by preventing it from getting to the brain and the heart. The vaccine would have a ‘Pacman-like’ effect and clear the blood of any nicotine before it could have a biological effect on the body.”   “At the moment the research has only been done with mice and it is likely that in the future more testing will be done using rats and monkeys. If these tests are shown to be successful then it is likely that human testing will follow.” Professor Ronald G. Crystal, who has worked with Dr Jim Janda from the Scripps Research...