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University of Minnesota testing quit smoking vaccine


MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota (WXOW) -- There may be new help on the way for smokers who want to kick the habit.  The University of Minnesota is looking for volunteers to test an anti-
nicotine vaccine.  It's a first-of-its-kind treatment, aimed at helping the body fight smokers' need for nicotine.

Dorothy Hatsukami of the University of Minnesota's Masonic Cancer Center
says the vaccine basically makes nicotine less pleasurable to the brain.

It will take about three years before the vaccine can be approved by the
Food and Drug Administration.

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