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The New Pac-Man-Like Bacteria Makes Quitting Smoking Easier

For those who are trying to quit smoking or may be struggling to do so, a new form of bacteria referred to as as “little Pac-Man” has been proven to consume nicotine inside the body and block any effect of the highly-addictive tobacco component.

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"Now you can tell people you can smoke all you want it's not going to affect you because you have this new bacteria inside of you that eats all the nicotine and the tar and the grossness away."

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Pascal Le Segretain Matt Cardy Andrew Burton David Ramos Ralph Orlowski
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People smoke out there, people want to get rid of smoking, nicotine is nasty and it and it and it's obviously very dangerous and there is this new bacteria now that can eat nicotine and do we put this in our body? - Exactly, this is amazing, it's been described as a Pac-Man-like bacteria, that it it'll eat the nicotine and it makes smoking pointless, because once this bacteria is, I guess circulating in your body, it, when you smoke it and the nicotine goes in, it's eating it up so you're not really getting the effects of nicotine. - So - So it would make a fantastic anti-smoking, you know, treatment of some kind. - Yeah, but you know it's funny, if I'm the tobacco industry I'm the one who comes up with this because now you can tell people you can smoke all you want it's not going to affect you because you have this new, this new bacteria inside of you that eats all the nicotine and the tar and the grossness away, so smoke it up kids!  - Exactly, well, well isn't that amazing, because now because of this bacteria, your body is not going to go through some of these horrible effects of trying to get rid of nicotine addiction. It literally starts eating it out of you, so I guess smoking will be easier to just pick up and throw away. So maybe it is a big, you know, a big smoking tobacco industry idea.