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Does chewing tobacco show up on urine tests?

Does chewing tobacco show up on urine tests?

Depends: If the urine test is to detect nicotine (for evidence of smoking and/or chewing tobacco), then yes. If the urine test is for another reason, then no. ...Read more

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Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Rule out infection as a cause with a urinalysis or culture
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Ask your doctor to review your medications, to identify cause
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Rule out kidney stones with your doctor
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If male, schedule a prostate exam
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Will one dip of chewing tobacco the day before a drug test show up?

Possibly: If whoever is completing the testing is including cotinine testing, a metabolite of nicotine(as in a byproduct your body forms after processes nicotine), it's possible you'll test positive even with that limited use. ...Read more

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How long does it take for nicotine from chewing tobacco to be completely flushed from your system so that it cannot be detected? I need to take a nicotine test for a job and i need to know how far in advance i need to quit the stuff.

How long does it take for nicotine from chewing tobacco to be completely flushed from your system so that it cannot be detected? I need to take a nicotine test for a job and i need to know how far in advance i need to quit the stuff.

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 be negative. However, you should stay stopped - chewing tobacco damages your teeth, can cause oral cancer, makes your breath stink, and is a thoroughly nasty habit. Get some help if you need it - most ballplayers have stopped, usually with gum. ...Read more

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How long do you have to go without smoking or chewing tobacco to pass a tobacco swab screening test?

How long do you have to go without smoking or chewing tobacco to pass a tobacco swab screening test?

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. Failing a cotinine screen (the metabolite of nicotine is what is actually measured) is nowhere near as bad as lung cancer, throat or mouth cancer, emphysema, heart attack or stroke, all of which are potentially waiting for you out there if you continue. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to do, smoke, chewing tobacco or snus if I had to choose?

What is the best thing to do, smoke, chewing tobacco or snus if I had to choose?

Choose none: Interestingly, you do get to choose; choose none as all are bad for your health. No one is forcing you to choose only from the three. ...Read more

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How dangerous is chewing tobacco if you only do it occassionally?

Smokless tobacco: In a study by greer in 2011, smokless tobacco, the primary oral, mucosal, and hard tissue changes associated with slt use include slt keratosis (stk); gingival inflammation, periodontal inflammation, and alveolar bone damage; and dental caries, tooth abrasion, and dysplasia and oral squamous cell carcinoma (scc). Stks are human papillomavirus. Does the risk outweigh the benefit to chew slt? ...Read more

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What is the health risk of using chewing tobacco occasionally?

What is the health risk of using chewing tobacco occasionally?

Oral Cancer: Even using chewing tobacco occasionally increases your risk for oral cancer. It can also cause periodontal disease, stained teeth, bad breath, altered taste and dry mouth, which can lead to increased tooth decay. Don, t use this product is you wish to stay healthy. ...Read more

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Urinalysis (Definition)

It is a routine test on urine which tests for concentration of urine with specific gravity, screening for glucose, protein, blood, nitrites which is a screening test for infection.And microscopic exam for white blood cells ...Read more


Chewing Tobacco (Definition)

Chewing tobacco is a type of smokeless tobacco that, when chewed, releases nicotine and flavor. It is highly addictive and is ...Read more


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