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How long does your body take to get rid of nicotine in ypur system?

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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, but in general urinary cotinine (the metabolite of nicotine) becomes negative within 2-3 days after cessation.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Please tell me how long it takes for to permanently get rid of nicotine in my body ?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
2 hrs: Most of it in 2 hrs but the inactive breakdown products may stay awhile longer.

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