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i smoked a cigarette for the first time today how long will it take for iit to get out of my system

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
32 years experience Family Medicine
Varies: Carbon monoxide will be gone after 4 months when all of the red blood cells it covered are replaced by new ones. Nicotine will be gone within a few h ... Read More

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A male asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
17 years experience Family Medicine
Cigarette smoke : 24-48 hours
A 69-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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
44 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 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 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 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 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 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Sometimes months: Stick with it, it is the only way.
A 39-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 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Smoking drugs & UAs: It may take weeks, especially if the pcp was laced on marijuana.
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A member asked:
Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Specializes in Addiction Medicine
1 week: You need to stop smoking as this is never a good choice. But for practical purposes you need to remain 1 week at minimum without smoking.
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