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User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4343 posts, RR: 10
Posted (8 years 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 944 times:

I'm not and never have been a smoker, but on the surface this seems to be a good thing: Doctors test anti-smoking vaccine. Basically a vaccine that immunizes the user against the effects of nicotine, making it much easier to drop the habit, as it doesn't satisfy the need any further. My question to the smokers amongst us, do you see this as being useful and would you be willing to try it?

And I will admit, I have an ulterior motive for posting. The following statement caught my eye. Sort of puts a hole in the argument that drug companies are independent of Federal funding for drug research, so we don't need to support research at the federal level (a la stem cells):


Quote:
Other novel drugs are in development, but NicVax, by Nabi Biopharmaceuticals, a Boca Raton, Fla., biotech company with labs in Rockville, Md., is most advanced among the vaccines.
. . . .
The Food and Drug Administration has granted the vaccine fast-track status, meaning it will get prompt review, and the National Institute on Drug Abuse just gave Nabi a second $4 million grant to finance the study and NicVax's development.



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User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 930 times:

Quoting Searpqx (Thread starter):
do you see this as being useful and would you be willing to try it?

I'd do it in a heart beat, as long as there would be no bad side effects.



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User currently offlineCanuckpaxguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 914 times:

At the very least, I'd look into it.
G


User currently offlineBCAInfoSys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 911 times:

Hmmm.. now if only it could be transferred to other smoking vices... we might just be able to cure Sabena332 afterall!

Steve

[Edited 2006-07-28 02:31:25]

User currently offlineAa757first From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3347 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 888 times:

Quoting Searpqx (Thread starter):

And I will admit, I have an ulterior motive for posting. The following statement caught my eye. Sort of puts a hole in the argument that drug companies are independent of Federal funding for drug research, so

$8 million doesn't seem like very much...

AAndrew


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 887 times:

Quoting Searpqx (Thread starter):
My question to the smokers amongst us, do you see this as being useful and would you be willing to try it?

I'd give it a shot certainly.

Have quit and started and quit and started . . . . I know how damned hard it is to give up smoking. . . . I'd try just about anything for a permanent solution.

I'd be concerned about side effects, seems to be quite a few of those little quirks in drugs today . . . but aside from turning a strange color or having some integral portion of my anatomy fall off, I'm game.


User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4343 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 879 times:

Quoting Aa757first (Reply 4):
$8 million doesn't seem like very much...

In the grand scheme of things, $8MM isn't much, but it sure as hell isn't chump change either.

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 5):
I'd be concerned about side effects, seems to be quite a few of those little quirks in drugs today . . . but aside from turning a strange color or having some integral portion of my anatomy fall off, I'm game.

 rotfl Warning, side effects though rare may cause minor inconvenience such as loss of limbs, genitalia and in rare instances your life.



"The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity"
User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 879 times:

Quoting Searpqx (Reply 6):
Quoting Aa757first (Reply 4):
$8 million doesn't seem like very much...

In the grand scheme of things, $8MM isn't much, but it sure as hell isn't chump change either.

Agreed . . . .how many $Billions are spent on taking care of medical expenses caused by smoking each year?


User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9523 posts, RR: 42
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 861 times:

Sounds good in principle but, unfortunately, there's more to smoking than just the nicotine.  Sad

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