NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,442 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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nicotine vaccine
(NIH-kuh-TEEN vak-SEEN)
A substance being studied to see if it can help people quit smoking or keep them from starting again. It may stimulate the body’s immune system to make antibodies against nicotine. These antibodies may help keep nicotine from reaching the brain, which can help reduce a person’s craving for nicotine.