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Does second hand weed smoke show up in a initial job drug test? I do not smoke but my boyfriend smokes weed around me all the time will it show up?

Does second hand weed smoke show up in a initial job drug test? I do not smoke but my boyfriend smokes weed around me all the time will it show up?

It might...: If you're around the smoke all the time, you're inhaling it. It may be too low a concentration to trip a drug test but the only certain way to know is to take a home drug test (about 20 dollars at a local drug store). ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Windisch
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Second Hand Smoke (Definition)

Second hand tobacco smoke can be irritating to the lining of the ear's normal draining tube (the Eustachian tube). Some estimate that exposure to second hand smoke is responsible for as many as 2 million extra ear infections each year in the US. Reducing exposure ...Read more


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Thoughts? Could second hand smoke from pot cause me to pop hot on a drug test?

Pot drug test: Second hand pot smoke actually potentially can make you test positive! ...Read more

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What to do if I failed a drug test from second hand smoke?

What to do if I failed a drug test from second hand smoke?

No defense: As this is not a medically acceptable reason and has been proven in lab tests not to be achievable at current cutoff levels. ...Read more

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Can second hand smoke affect my drug test for employment?

Can second hand smoke affect my drug test for employment?

No, it cannot: The tests are designed to only pick up those people who are smoking pot directly and not inhaling it by secondhand smoke. Metabolites of the thc are detected in the urine at a cut off point of approximately 50 ng/ml. Secondhand smoke would not come near to giving you a level that high. This is intentionally built into the tests so as not to punish those people who are around others who smoke. ...Read more

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Since there isn't a ng/ml cut off level for spice in army drug tests yet, is it possible to test positive for spice from second hand smoke?

Since there isn't a ng/ml cut off level for spice in army drug tests yet, is it possible to test positive for spice from second hand smoke?

Second hand smoke: If by spice you are referring to marijuana then the answer is yes. You can test positive on a drug test from second hand smoke especially if you are in an enclosed area and for an extended amount of time. ...Read more

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Can second hand weed smoke make me fail a drug test?

No, it cannot: The tests are designed to only pick up those people who are smoking pot directly and not inhaling it by secondhand smoke. Metabolites of the thc are detected in the urine at a cut off point of approximately 50 ng/ml. Secondhand smoke would not come near to giving you a level that high. This is intentionally built into the tests so as not to punish those people who are around others who smoke. ...Read more

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Can you pop hot for a drug test from second hand spice or k2 smoke?

Can you pop hot for a drug test from second hand spice or k2 smoke?

Maybe: It depends what was in the smoke and how much second hand smoke you inhaled. When I worked in the drug abuse testing lab for the Air Force we certainly had some positive tests from second hand smoke for MJ. But this was using a more sophisticated test than a simple urinalysis. Best thing to do if you are going to be tested for your work is stay away from friends or situations like that. ...Read more

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Can being exposed to second hand weed smoke for 2 hours make you fail a drug test?

Probably not: The cutoff limits on drug screens are set so that tiny amounts of thc discovered are not considered positive. The cutoff is 50 ng/ml. Most second hand exposure won't get levels that high. Next, and more importantly, is why you're exposed in the first place. You may wish to reconsider whom you hang out with who may get you in trouble. ...Read more

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Can babys test positive from second hand smoke?

Can babys test positive from second hand smoke?

Yes: There is a measure in the blood, urine and saliva to test for smoke exposure including second hand smoke. Cotinine, the breakdown product of nicotine is used as the "marker" for exposure to tobacco smoke. ...Read more

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Will second hand smoke make a nicotne test positve?

Will second hand smoke make a nicotne test positve?

Only in large amount: If you are in a small room with 10 people smoking, maybe. Or in a car or a phone booth. The set-point for most tests, in order to exclude casual exposure to smoke, is set in a way to eliminate false positives from things like second hand smoke. However, some people who work in settings like bars/restaurants, bowling alleys etc. Where people may smoke, may develop high enough levels to test + ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I could test positive for weed through second hand smoke?

Yes: If you have a heavy enough exposure the tests will often show positive. Since the airborne drug is inhaled and delivered to the blood as a gas, your body does not care who generated the smoke when it inhales it. ...Read more

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Can second hand smoke come out in your drug screen?

Can second hand smoke come out in your drug screen?

Yes, but at much: Lower levels than in the urine of active smokers. Besides nicotine and its metabolites, there are other markers of tobacco use like anabasine, present in tobacco products, but not in nicotine replacement therapies & nornicotine, in tobacco products & as a metabolite of nicotine. So, if you smoke while on nicotine replacement, claiming it was passive smoking won't fly. Sorry. ...Read more

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Hi, do you think I can fail a hair test from second hand smoke?

Hi, do you think I can fail a hair test from second hand smoke?

Depends: If you had the juice to find out how the company prepares hair, in terms of cleaning its outside surface before they take cuttings and solubilize it with solvents and do mass spectroscopy and gas chromatography. I am someone who believes that the science in what they claim to do is not as solid as they say it is. If you breathe in a LOT of cigarette smoke - around a smoker you live with etc.. ...Read more

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Can you test positive for methamphetamine from second hand smoke?

Can you test positive for methamphetamine from second hand smoke?

Methamphetamine: That is an extremely difficult question to answer but it is unlikely unless you were sitting right next to someone smoking methamphetamine.....And if that is the case then you really need to re-evaluate who is sitting next to you for your own well-being. ...Read more

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Can marijuana get into ur system by second hand smoke to make u fail a drug screen?

Can marijuana get into ur system by second hand smoke to make u fail a drug screen?

Maybe, maybe not: If you spend time in a smoke filled room with users you are likely to inhale enough to turn a urine test positive. Simple exposure for a few minutes would be less likely. Either way, the odor is distinctive enough that you should be able to notice it and make an exit. Those who pay for the test are not interested in how you got it into your system. If it is there, there are consequences. ...Read more

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Would one hit of second hand smoke unintentionally blown around the orbit of my face show up on a UA 24 hours prior to incident?

Would one hit of second hand smoke unintentionally blown around the orbit of my face show up on a UA 24 hours prior to incident?

Depends: I am assuming you are referring to the UA (drug screen) occurring after the exposure to smoke and also assuming the smoke was something one would be tested for such as marijuana. Exposure to second hand smoke carries the same risk as actually smoking as you are unlikely to cease breathing while being exposed. That said, there is a decent chance it will show up on a urine drug screen. ...Read more

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Will second hand smoke affect my baby?

Will second hand smoke affect my baby?

Yes: Yes, smoke is a very potent irritant and any form of exposure will affect an infant. The infant will have exposure from smoke on clothing, hair, skin especially if the smoker is the care taker. This will predispose your infant to a variety of health issues including frequent upper respiratory problems, increase risk for asthma and progressive lung problems. ...Read more

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How can I avoid second hand smoke in asia?

How can I avoid second hand smoke in asia?

Avoid smokers: It may be an idea to tell people around you that the smoking bothers you. Courtesy on their part will help you. ...Read more

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How can second hand smoke affect children?

How can second hand smoke affect children?

Increased Illness: The effect of second hand smoke on children is well documented. It has proportionally greater effect on the younger children where it can double or triple the risk of respiratory disease. (ear, sinus infections, bronchitis, pneumonia)the effect is seen even at low smoke levels such that a chronic smoker would not be able to smell the smoke. Problems skyrocket if they smoke with kids present. ...Read more

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How can second hand smoke effect children?

How can second hand smoke effect children?

Increased Illness: The effect of second hand smoke on children is well documented. It has proportionally greater effect on the younger children where it can double or triple the risk of respiratory disease. (ear, sinus infections, bronchitis, pneumonia)the effect is seen even at low smoke levels such that a chronic smoker would not be able to smell the smoke. Problems skyrocket if they smoke with kids present. ...Read more

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How can I keep my child away from second hand smoke?

How can I keep my child away from second hand smoke?

Clean clothing: Third hand smoke exposure is also possible. Particles on clothing from smoking can be inhaled by your child as well. Quitting is best for your health and that of your child. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is forcing second hand smoke illegal?

Can you tell me is forcing second hand smoke illegal?

Call a lawyer: As an employee, you have a right not to be exposed to second-hand smoke, at least in the usa. As a kid, if smoke in your home exacerbates your asthma or other breathing problems, it's time to get on the phone and let your physician know. Someone may be able to help. ...Read more

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Is second-hand smoke more dangerous than normal smoke?

Is second-hand smoke more dangerous than normal smoke?

Not necessary: Second -hand smoke is not as dangerous although there is some feeling that it may get deeper into your lung by being more soluble (in the water vapor present in the air). I am not aware of any study confirming the latter however. ...Read more

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What's a bigger health risk, pollution or second hand smoke?

What's a bigger health risk, pollution or second hand smoke?

Either can be bad: For any exposure to a health hazard the amount and duration have to be considered along with the individual's health status. The term "second hand smoke" is thrown around a lot but it doesn't have any specific meaning. The important thing to remember is that you want to avoid toxins as best you can and keep your body healthy so that it can deal with what you are are exposed to. ...Read more

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What is your opinion on people dying from second hand smoke?

What is your opinion on people dying from second hand smoke?

Sad for them: People die from smoking related illnesses every day. Do your part and stay away from people who smoke. ...Read more

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I was exposed to second hand smoke for about 15 minutes. Should I be concerned about health consequences?

I was exposed to second hand smoke for about 15 minutes. Should I be concerned about health consequences?

Not at all: That wouldn't hurt anybody, unless they had a reactive airway disorder (asthma/bronchitis,) in which case the effect would be almost immediate. Carry on, and good luck. ...Read more

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Could e-cigs have second hand smoke?

No: 1) Ecig produce vapor not smoke. Tobacco smoke has over 4000 ingredients. Ecig vapor has only what's in the liquid used - glycerine and nicotine if flavorless.
2) The expression "second-hand smoke" is a very effective piece of anti-smoking propaganda used all the time by public health officials and physicians yet there is absolutely no scientific evidence to support it's existence. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Drug Testing (Definition)

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