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Here's why you're crazy if you smoke & are on a Multiple Sclerosis Treatment! PLUS: The following study tells you about 2 proven ways to help you stop smoking!


 SMOKING STOPS YOUR MS DRUGS FROM WORKING!!
The study below proves that smokers are twice as likely to produce neutralizing antibodies that will stop their MS drugs working...
Time to Quit?

When you start to make neutralising antibodies these are binding to the active site of beta interferon and will stop it working as proven in this study:


Smoking and risk of treatment-induced neutralizing antibodies to interferon

CONCLUSIONS:The finding that current smokers have an increased risk of developing NAbs to IFNβ-1a has implications, both for the practical care and the treatment of MS; it also provides an interesting perspective of the lungs as an immune-reactive organ, reacting upon irritation.

RESULTS: Current smokers showed an increased risk of developing NAbs to IFNβ-1a, compared with non-smokers (OR 1.9; 95% CI 1.3-2.8; p = 0.002). There were no gender differences. We observed no association between past smoking and the risk of developing NAbs to IFNβ-1a.

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