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how long does nicotine take to get out of your system

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle King
25 years experience Psychiatry
After a cigarette: the average smoker with 1 MG of nicotine, after an hour or two, a trace is still left. The nicotine is metabolized in the liver and there is nothing ... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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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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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
2 hrs: Most of the nicotine would be out of your system in 2 hrs although the inactive metabolite(breakdown products) may linger a bit longer.
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Dr. Evans Prieston
43 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Couple of days: Depends somewhat on how heavy a smoker you were, how deeply you inhaled and held the cigarette, and the nicotine content of the tobacco you were using ... Read More
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Dr. CAMHUONG NGUYEN
20 years experience Pharmacology
20-24hrs: Nicotine will stay in your system from 20 -24hrs.
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Pyles
32 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 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Blood test: It takes 7-8 days to pass contine test. Good time to explore how and why to quit. Good luck.
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: Nicotine is highly fat-soluble, so it may be stored in fat cells. Half-life of nicotine is ≈ 2 hrs, but its metabolite cotinine's half-life is 20 hrs. ... Read More
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