DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2319-2003.ijbcp20151380

Anti-nicotine vaccine: current status

Vishal Prakash Giri, Shubhra Kanodia, Om P. Giri, K. Sumit

Abstract


Tobacco abuse has an enormous impact on health. Nicotine is the main substance responsible for dependence on tobacco-containing products. The vast majority of cigarette smokers who try to quit ultimately fail because of high relapse rates. Clearly, novel approaches are needed for the treatment and prevention of nicotine addiction. Having an efficient vaccine that would generate antibodies to sequester the drug and prevent its access to the brain could go a long way toward helping a motivated addict quit an addiction.


Keywords


Anti-nicotine vaccine, Varenicline, Clinical trial

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