Nicotine addiction is a hard habit to break. But what if you could never get hooked in the first place? Researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York report in the journal Science Translational Medicine that they have developed a potential vaccine for nicotine addiction. In mice, the vaccine inhibits the effects of nicotine before they reach the heart or brain, making it seem as though the nicotine never entered the bloodstream.
The vaccine works by using the liver to churn out a steady flow of antibodies that destroy nicotine as it enters the bloodstream, before it can make the circulatory loop to the brain and the heart. Previous therapies have proven effective at doing this, but they have to be administered on a regular basis. In mice, one dose of the vaccine activated the antibody-producing function in the liver for life.
That raises the possibility of a single vaccination, introduced to a person once in his or her lifetime, that would free that person from nicotine's addictive qualities for life. That person could still choose to enjoy a cigarette for the sheer pleasure of sucking sweet, sweet tarred tobacco smoke into his or her lungs, but the capacity for addiction would be muted. It could also be used to treat smokers who have exhausted other quitting aids.
As long as it's voluntary and not contingent upon receiving insurance benefits. There may be benefits to nicotine that people could miss out on in future therapies; this would also effect future generations.
I can already see this being a required vaccination for highschoolers, alongside Hep-C etc.
Many parents will probably choose to use this on their children on par with poor parenting skills. Can't complain except for possible side effects of closing an open channel into the human body.
I know someone whom is a hard-core addicted to smoking, if he got this I wonder what the result would be? I am guessing Insanity and massive withdrawal symptoms as he can't get the nico fix even if he tried.
Symptoms include: Decreased sensitivity to nicotine, nicotine poisoning, vomiting and low-altitude chemtrails...
Ok... first and foremost, Nicotine. is. not. addictive. Ask any Cigar smoker if they MUST have a cigar. Cigars have almost entire pack of cigarettes worth of nicotine, yet you NEVER see a Cigar smoker huddling out back under a dryer vent to get his "fix". Nicotine is not the reason people get addicted to Cigarettes, it's some of the 500 OTHER ingredients being dumped into cigarettes.
And are you ready to know WHO is funding this amazing Nicotine Vaccine? None other than Phillip Morris, yup, the same people pumping out cigarettes they are trying to "cure" you from, Phillip Morris also creates another "anti-smoking" product... the patch, they funded and continue to fund these products, because it costs smokers MORE to try to stop smoking than it does to just keep smoking. And now Phillip Morris is paying the FDA to help them put a stop to the Premium Cigar industry, why? Because they are losing Cigarette smokers when they learn that Cigars are not addictive, taste better, and have a community that is like no other "smoking" community. The FDA wants to ban "flavored(if it's not mint or natural it's banned)" cigars saying they are targeted towards kids, but they don't have anything to say about Cake, Marshmellow or Cotton Candy flavored Vodka.
Stop supporting "Big Tobacco" don't STOP smoking... just STOP smoking cigarettes or taking their aides to quit smoking, I've seen 100's of people switch from Cigarettes to cigars, and have had zero negative effects, the withdrawls from the crap in cigarettes is what causes the withdrawls not the nicotine...
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If it's the 500 other chemicals in cigarettes that cause the withdrawal symptoms then wouldn't you still experience withdrawals switching to cigars? I'm having a little trouble understanding your logic.