It's a great tool to end tobacco and the latest studies prove it again, the vape it works! Yet new products continue to emerge and today German researchers say they have successfully grown tobacco plants that contain 99.7% less nicotine than normal. A real alternative to the vape?
What if the solution to stop smoking was in nicotine-free cigarettes? This is the idea of a team of scientists from the University of Dortmund (Germany) who published the result of his studies in the journal Plant Biotechnology Journal. They managed to do push tobacco plants that contain 99.7% less of Nicotine than normal.
To obtain this result, they used the famous technique of genetic modification: the technique CRISPR-Cas9. Using the "genetic scissors", the researchers deactivated enzymes responsible for the production of nicotine. Result, the last modified version of this plant would contain only 0.04 milligram of nicotine per gram.
Yet, although low in nicotine, cigarettes are still harmful. They contain other carcinogens and burning makes them equally dangerous. Nevertheless, it could help smokers to do without tobacco. And the results are there, according to Trust My Science, with studies showed that smokers who consumed cigarettes with a very low nicotine content did not start smoking again afterwards.
The nicotine-free cigarette could be a solution for people who have not been seduced by the electronic cigarette provided they are used without combustion.
source : Maxisciences.com/