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how long does it take for nicotine cravings to stop

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Ament
57 years experience Psychiatry
I WONDER: I gave up smoking in 1970 but my feet are still addicted. They want to go into any tobacco store i pass. I still have to be very firm with them and or ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
29 years experience Holistic Medicine
Nicotine: Nicotine will slowly leave the body over 3-7 days.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
38 years experience Family Medicine
It varies: Nicotine metabolism is complex. Most nicotine is metabolized in the body to co-nicotine, and this is what is tested for. Nictotine is 1/2 gone after 2 ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Varies: Typically, two weeks before your nicotine addiction is assuaged. However, psychological addiction can take longer to conquer. People have "drug drea ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grieco
36 years experience Family Medicine
Few days: But the question is how long will it take for it to get out of your head? That will be best accomplished by exchanging the cig. With nicotine lozenge ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Choi
21 years experience Family Medicine
2 hours: Elimination half life of nicotine is 1-2 hours.
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Rotchford
40 years experience Addiction Medicine
Better question:: The more pragmatic question is whether you will benefit from ongoing nicotine replacement. About a third of patients who are tobacco dependent will ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
Specializes in Family Medicine
Nicotine is rapidly: converted to cotinine & is detectable in blood for 1-3 days. Cotinine is detectable in urine for up to 10 days. Nicotine/cotinine may stays in hai ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
It : It depends on whether the nicotine test is a urine test, blood test or hair follicle test and how much you smoke. For most people, a urine test takes ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
2-3 days: nicotine is a very short-acting drug, and its main metabolite cotinine is too. After a single cigarette, levels will usually only be detectable for 2 ... Read More
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