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'Pac Man' Enzyme Eats Nicotine to Curb Smoking

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Getting patients to quit smoking is really, really hard. But scientists at the Scripps Research Institute have a line on a new way to promote smoki...
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    Getting patients to quit smoking is really, really hard. But scientists at the Scripps Research Institute have a line on a new way to promote smoking cessation: a bacterial enzyme that consumes nicotine! Loosely coined the 'Pac Man" enzyme, this discovery could pave the way for curbing smoking cravings once and for all. But will it? Dr. Matt Birnholz investigates.    

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