Quote:An injection of genes that make antibodies against nicotine could help millions of smokers kick the habit, scientists believe.
Just one jab could provide life-long protection against nicotine cravings and it could eventually be used to vaccinate children to stop them ever getting hooked.
Sounds great doesn't it? Don't worry it gets even better.
Quote:The ‘genetic vaccine’ has so far been tested only on mice, but research involving people could begin in as little as two years.
The jab contains genes ‘programmed’ to make antibodies that neutralise nicotine before it reaches the brain, where it would normally trigger the pleasurable feelings that underlie addiction.
The theory is that if smokers no longer get such gratification from cigarettes, they will find it easier to quit.
The jab being developed at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York tricks the liver into continuously making antibodies, ensuring there are always some in the blood to fight nicotine.
So they want to trick the brain and liver into changing the way it reacts to certain chemicals.
Does anyone trust these vaccine makers anymore?
This next part is what really gets me.
Quote:The research is still at an early stage and the need for large-scale studies means the jab is at least five years from the market.
If it proved to be safe and effective, it could eventually be included in school vaccination programmes to stop youngsters from ever starting to smoke, said Dr Crystal.
It's not enough that the government lets them sell us cigarettes that cause cancer and then creates large cash profits for pharmaceutical companies and the health system but now they might be planning on making this part of the school vaccination programmes. Parents should be outraged that they're even considering this.
This news right here should be proof that these people have an agenda, if you weren't already aware. Sure, it may be years away from happening, but it shows the direction our society is heading. Instead of using common sense and making the healthy choice, let's just get a shot since we as humans are too stupid to make our own decisions (end sarcasm).
If kids are anything like they were when I was young, they will still smoke to bee cool regardless if the nicotine "gratifies" them or not.
The full article can be read here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/articl...z1z4iQUORn
Stop tinkering with the human body, if it isn't broke, don't fix it!