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....Shoot... i don't know .. Still pretty upset with these guys ...

Ya know ? .. I liked the Nic-vax idea for a long time .. Being a smoker i see a real value in it { plus the psychological value } ..

But they said they had great results with Staph-vax .. look where that ended up !

The funny thing is .. Nic-Vax doesn't really have to work to be a success ..

its the psycology of a "medical cure" that will be attractive ..and successful for smokers ..

{ From memory ..} .. i believe that Nabi stated in one of their trials that they got around 33% success rate with Nic-vax compared to a placebo group .. But when the placebo group got further support { group support ect .. } the placebo group actually did around 34% success rate ..

Smoking is chemical addiction to be sure ..nothing more ..nothing less .. but it is a very very mild one { Humm... That statement is bound to get some whoop-la }

Take a Heroin addict for example { or another if you wish } ..

When they go through withdrawls.. they actually can have convulsions, sweats , shakes .. any number of things

But smokers can sleep all night long without any problem ..

Some smokers will even go all day without having a cigarette.. Imagine .. all day long they are going through withdrawls and they don't even realize it ..

Sometimes smokers get so focused on work, {or what have you } that they even forget that they smoke .. till someone or something reminds them..

Then you have the reverse .. Most smokers have lit a cigarette .. and then tried to light another cigarette.. forgetting that the first cigarette is already in their mouth ..and they burn the back of their hand while trying to put the second cigarette in their mouth ... I've done this myself .. how exactly does this happen ? .. or why exactly ?

..or why the "chain smoker" ...
..or why do cigarettes " taste better " after meals ?

.. in any event .. i suspect Nabi will continue to have good results with Nic-vax weather it works or not ..

However .. unlike the nic-gum and nic-patches and nic-breath mints on the market { with which people quit smoking inspite of using these products ..not because they're using these products } ... I don't believe the Nic-vax is nicotine based .. so its a kind of a " true approach " .. not just something thats full of nicotine and you step down gradually ....

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