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Doctor insights on: How Long Does Nicotine Stay In The Blood Stream

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How long does nicotine stay in blood stream after you quit smoking?

How long does nicotine stay in blood stream after you quit smoking?

About one week: Our bodies metabolize many impurities that we introduce by various means, eating, drinking, breathing, etc. The time required varies for different substances, but for nicotine, it's about a week. ...Read more

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Nicotine is a stimulant drug found in cigarettes and is the ...Read more


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What type of blood test is used to check for nicotine in the bloodstream? And how long is nicotine detectable in blood stream?

What type of blood test is used to check for nicotine in the bloodstream? And how long is nicotine detectable in blood stream?

Nicotine: Either blood nicotine levels or its presence or absence can be determined. The length of time that nicotine stays in the body and that can be a reliable indicator of nicotine use, depends on the amount of tobacco smoked, the number of years smoking tobacco, and the type of nicotine test performed. It can be as short as 2 days, or as long as 3 months. ...Read more

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How long does it take for nicotine to leave your body (urine and blood stream) after you've stop smoking?

How long does it take for nicotine to leave your body (urine and blood stream) after you've stop smoking?

It varies: Nicotine metabolism is complex. Most nicotine is metabolized in the body to co-nicotine, and this is what is tested for. Nictotine is 1/2 gone after 2 hours, co-nicotine about 20. It takes about 5 1/2 lives for a drug to be "97% gone". 10 half lives for 99.9% another source says a urine test can be positive 7 to 20 days after smoking. ...Read more

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How quickly is nicotine detectable in the blood stream following inhalation of cigarette smoke?

Very quickly: Inhaling a chemical gets it into your bloodstream quickly. I'm not sure of a absolute time. With all that is known about cigarette smoking and cancer/emphysema, why do you want it there at all. ...Read more

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How long does marijuana stay in the blood stream?

How long does marijuana stay in the blood stream?

One Month: For a heavy user up to one month, rarely longer. Thc really doesn't stay in the blood stream, rather-it is stored in fat and is considered fat soluble. In fact, that is why it can take so long to get out of the body. The thc has to get out of the fat cells. It does depend upon, as one colleague has noted, the frequency of the use as well as the potency of the drug. ...Read more

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How long does firocet stay in your blood stream?

How long does firocet stay in your blood stream?

Several hours: I've heard a range of 4-6 hours - but there is some confusion among patients about the much longer time one of the ingredients has been given. Ask the doctor who prescribed. Or probably a pharmacist could tell you more certainly. ...Read more

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How long does it take for MRSA to get in your blood stream?

How long does it take for MRSA to get in your blood stream?

It depends: Many people have a skin infection or even just colonization with MRSA and it never reaches their bloodstream. Some can have a simple skin infection and have bacteria in the blood the same day or the next day--within hours. Other people will have a bone infection for days and days and never develop bacteremia (bacteria in the blood). If you have MRSA, consider seeing an infectious disease physician ...Read more