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1st time i put lips to a cigar and barely breathed in bc o peer press. have drank lots of water and running a ton, how long4 cotinine to leave? 16yo

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
General Surgery 43 years experience
What is your concern: Are you concern about the nicotine in your blood after one puff from a cigar . You will not have any. If you are concern about the cigar touching your lip do not worry there is no cancer will form from a casual touch. If I know for sure your concern I might be able to help you better . Good luck
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Getting tested?: Were you around smoke from cigars? Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) can lead to positive cotinine testing even if you didn't actually inhale from the cigar.

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