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A 51-year-old female asked:

If i quit smoking yesterday can i pass a nicotine /tobacco test the 28th of april?

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Dr. Nayana Trivedi
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
YES, Congratulations: If you were smoking 1 to 5 cig. per day it will be easy for you to stay away from smoking. However if you were smoking more than 1/2 ppd, you will get Nicotine withdrawal and Temptation to smoke. You need to work on the behavior modification. First 2 weeks are the hardest. But keep your mouth occupied/ use sugarless gum . Good Job. Stay away from Tobacco!
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Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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50/50 chance: Urine drug screens for the major metabolite of nicotine (cotinine) are used primarily by potential employers and health and life insurance companies to assess your health risks. The average smoker will continue to excrete cotinine in their urine for at least 2-3 weeks after stopping. If you're asked, you should acknowledge that you recently quit smoking. Otherwise, you may be caught in a lie.
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Last updated Jan 15, 2016


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