Alternatives for Giving Up Cigarettes
Have you tried unconventional approaches to stop smoking?
A Shot in the Arm
the ultimate answer to smoking cessation may come not from an acupuncture
needle, but from a different kind of needle - namely, one that administers a
nicotine vaccination. A number of vaccines are now being developed, with at
least one of them (called NicVAX) now being tested in clinical trials for the
prevention and treatment of nicotine addiction.
stimulates the body's own immune system to block nicotine molecules from
reaching the brain, and thus interfering with the addictive process, including
the triggering of nicotine cravings. Researchers hope that the effects of the
shot, which would be administered in a doctor's office, will last for up to a
year per shot.