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how long does it take cigarettes to get out of your system

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
35 years experience Addiction Medicine
Pretty quick: For the chemical to leave but the withdrwal will peak in1-2 days, last for weeks and cravings go for months or years.
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A member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
44 years experience Pharmacology
Nicotine: I'm sorry, but I have no experience with the product smoker cleanse. In a person with normal kidney and liver function, it would normally take the ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
45 years experience Travel Medicine
Variable: Depends what you mean by "out of system". Nicotine can clear within 2 days but its metabolic product from the liver-- "cotinine" --is cleared more slo ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
Sometimes months: Stick with it, it is the only way.
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Pyles
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
Stop for 2 weeks: To be safe, you might want to stop smoking for a couple weeks. They are testing for cotinine which is a metabolite of nicotine. It has a long half li ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Doc is correct: A great decision to smoke. Why would you start this incredibly unhealthy practice in the first place? You doc is correct.
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A male asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
18 years experience Family Medicine
Cigarette smoke : 24-48 hours
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
49 years experience Psychiatry
Nicotine ?: Drug test does not include nicotine.Drug test r used for opiod , benzo , cannabas and other illicit drugs...!
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Smoking drugs & UAs: It may take weeks, especially if the pcp was laced on marijuana.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Blixt
24 years experience Addiction Medicine
One cigarette?: Once is enough for some people. After they are addicted they would say this in hindsight. Subtle chemical changes, mood changes and especially mem ... Read More

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