Anti-nicotine vaccine: current status


  • Vishal Prakash Giri Department of Pharmacology, Teerthanker Mahaveer Medical College and Research Centre, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Shubhra Kanodia Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Teerthanker Mahaveer Dental College and Research Centre, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Om P. Giri Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital, Darbhanga, Bihar, India
  • K. Sumit Department of Pharmacology, Teerthanker Mahaveer Medical College and Research Centre, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India



Anti-nicotine vaccine, Varenicline, Clinical trial


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.


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How to Cite

Giri, V. P., Kanodia, S., Giri, O. P., & Sumit, K. (2017). Anti-nicotine vaccine: current status. International Journal of Basic & Clinical Pharmacology, 4(6), 1309–1313.



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