According to the information on the magazine's website Very interesting at 2012 smokers could already be vaccinated against nicotine. This date is the one scheduled for U.S of your approval to this new treatment that focuses on finish with smoking. The announcement of this news was given by the clinical director of pharmacotherapy of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Iván Montoya
Before the total approval, will be presented in the first months of next year results of 2 tests performed , in the United States, in which 2 thousand people have participated, and which offer hopeful results.
The vaccine works by injecting a virus or bacteria which, together with the molecules of the addictive substances, manages to generate antibodies They "hijack" the drug into the bloodstream, creating molecules too large to cross the barrier cerebrospinal , so the body does not feel any pleasant effect when consuming tobacco, although its negative effects are maintained: pulmonary and cardiovascular diseases, as well as cancer.
The nicotine vaccine consists of 5 injections that are supplied throughout 6 months ; In addition, it will be supported by psychological therapies to motivate the patient and raise awareness about the need to stop using drugs. The head of the NIDA explained that one month after starting treatment the immune system produces the Higher antibody levels and, therefore, that would be the occasion "more therapeutic" and the "ideal time" for the addict to stop smoking.