Tobacco Good for you?
Although tobacco continues to get a bad rap in its connection with smoking and lung cancer, new research reveals that tobacco may in fact play a vital role in the creation of a new vaccine.
The tobacco plant has been experimented in the effectiveness of stopping the norovirus, which commonly affects passengers aboard cruise ships. The vaccine is created by using a tobacco plant as well as an engineered plant to help prevent the virus. As of now, experiments are leaning toward the use in preventing the norovirus, researchers are also starting to apply plant technology to start preventing other more common viruses.
Just like other viruses, the norovirus has the ability to mutate into another virus which might hinder experimentation of the new vaccine, but nevertheless; research on the effectiveness of tobacco perseveres.