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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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To be sure, at least: a week. Generally oral swabs will pick up any tobacco use within 3-5 days. I strongly suggest using that as a head start to complete cessation. Fai ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Depends on test: Many tests give instant results, but the strip may not be read instantly. Others are sent to labs where they are "developed, " and often positive scr ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Woods
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Recently smoked: One of the most common ways to test for tobacco use is from using a swab to collect saliva. The test is for cotinine, a chemical by-product of nicotin ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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2-3 days: Nicotine is a short-acting drug, and is usually metabolized into cotinine which lasts for up to 72 hours. If you give it one week, your test should b ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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No: there is no way to hasten nicotine metabolism or the excretion of either nicotine or cotonine (which is what is usually tested for - the main nicotine ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
43 years experience General Surgery
It depends: if you had two puffs,period not before or after,then it will not show on the test. if you are a chronic two puffs users,then it will show. the more we ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
36 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
One month: Usually one month if done by urine or blood testing which are the most common ones. With hair sample it may be many months.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Bassett
60 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Probably not: Probably not, would require several weeks.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
No test will help.: There's really no blood test that will help us to predict the oral cancer one will get if one continues to use chewing tobacco. The first step will b ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Cigar: Yes. Cigar wrap contains nicotine. Stop as soon as you can. Now is best.

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