Scientists are working on a new DNA Vaccine that may completely eliminate nicotine cravings and even prevent youngsters from ever picking up the habit. If you’re like one of the millions of people that have tried to quit smoking, you know that it’s only a matter of time before the cravings take over and you’re picking up another cigarette. What if there was a long-term solution that could free you from your addiction once and for all? Weill Cornell Medical College in New York is in the process of developing a revolutionary DNA Vaccine with the potential to prevent nicotine cravings in smokers and stop children from ever picking up their first cigarette. The controversial research is still in its early stages of development, but studies performed in mice are showing promising results. What researchers discovered when the vaccinated mice were given nicotine is that the antibodies cut the amount that reached the mouse’s brain by 85 percent with no notable adverse effects. By tricking the body into producing antibodies at a constant rate, the DNA vaccine will ensure that there will always be antibodies present in the blood to fight nicotine. Therefore effectively blocking the brain from experiencing the receipt of nicotine as a pleasurable sensation. There are approximately 17 million individuals in the United States alone who try to quit smoking every year. About 80 percent of them start up again within 6 months and only 8 percent of them successfully kick the habit for good. Is a vaccine the next logical step in the battle against nicotine addiction? If a single injection was all it took for you to quit smoking today and never start again, would you take it?