Anti-Smoking Vaccine May Be Available Soon

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The vaccine is injected and works by creating anti-bodies

Smokers could soon have access to an injectable vaccine to help them break the habit following a deal between GlaxoSmithKline and Nabi Pharmaceuticals, the company that developed the drug.  The NicVAX vaccine works by preventing nicotine in tobacco entering the brain, where it creates an addictive sensation of pleasure.  Trials have shown it can halve the number of people who return to smoking after trying to give up.

 

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