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how long does nicotine take to leave the body

A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Rather safe: Nicotine isn't a particularly concerning chemical in liver disease. If you have to choose your "ills" nicotine gum is safer than smoking cigarettes. ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Each cigarette : Contains about 1 mg of nicotine, and its half-life is about 2 hrs. It also is multicompartmental, meaning it can be "accumulated" in adipose tissue, d ... Read More
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A 31-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 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Not: That i know of.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Foulks
45 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
No: Nicotine has no adverse effect upon the liver unless you had a major overdose which only happens with the administration of large doses of nicotine. T ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
10-12 weeks: It is normally taken at least 10-14 weeks before a person starts to feel comfortable with their new lifestyle change. Most are completely gone in six ... 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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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
2 hrs: Most of it in 2 hrs but the inactive breakdown products may stay awhile longer.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Never normal: Your lungs will never go back to "normal"; that being said, you will arrest further development of lung disease, so it is always a good idea to quit ... Read More
A 28-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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