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Nicotine (Definition)

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

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How long does nicotine stay in your body?

How long does nicotine stay in your body?

Not long: Obviously not very long or smokers would not be smoking it frequently. Different people metabolize it differently, though. ...Read more

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How long after smoking will nicotine stay in your body and show up on a urine drug test?

How long after smoking will nicotine stay in your body and show up on a urine  drug test?

Not In Drug Screen: Nicotine is not typically screened for in urine drug tests. Usually, you will see such things as narcotics, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, illegal substances but not nicotine. If being tested specifically for nicotine is a special test where it can be detected up to 4 days. ...Read more

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How long does nicotine stay in system for diptest?

How long does nicotine stay in system for diptest?

2-3 days: For most smokers. After a single exposure to tobacco smoke, cotinine can be detected in blood or urine for less than 24 hours, but in an individual smoking 1/2 pack or more per day, 2-3 days is common. It is rarely positive after 5 days. Hair testing can detect cotinine (main metabolite) for months, depending on length of hair. Nicotine is very short-acting and is only present for hours. ...Read more

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How long does nicotine stay in your system if you are a heavy smoker?

Doesn't accumulate: Really doesn't matter that much if you are a heavy or light smoker. Nicotine is a very short-acting chemical and is only active in bloodstream for a few hours, then is converted to a metabolite cotinine that is metabolically inactive, but is what most drug tests look for. It sticks around in blood for 1-2 days, in urine for 2-4 days, oral swabs can pick it up a little longer, perhaps 3-5 days. ...Read more

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How long does nicotine stay in your system so that it will be undetected by a saliva test?

How long does nicotine stay in your system so that it will be undetected by a saliva test?

Approx 72 hrs: I believe it clears the system in approximately 72 hours, usually detected by a blood or urine test. If this is being asked to "get around" insurance questions, i take exception to not being honest. ...Read more

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How long does nicotine stay in your system saliva test?

How long does nicotine stay in your system saliva test?

Variable, but the: Companies that manufacture the tests say that saliva can remain positive for 7-10 days, whereas blood and urine tests are generally negative within 3-5 days. ...Read more

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How long does nicotine stay in your system from the gum?

How long does nicotine stay in your system from the gum?

Doesn't accumulate: Really doesn't matter that much if you are a heavy or light user. Nicotine is a very short-acting chemical and is only active in bloodstream for a few hours, then is converted to a metabolite cotinine that is metabolically inactive, but is what most drug tests look for. It sticks around in blood for 1-2 days, in urine for 2-4 days, oral swabs can pick it up a little longer, perhaps 3-5 days. ...Read more

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How long is it recommended to stop smoking before a facelift, and how long does nicotine stay in blood system?

How long is it recommended to stop smoking before a facelift, and how long does nicotine stay in blood system?

As soon as possible: You should stop smoking for at least 2 weeks before and continue at least 2 weeks after the procedure. Although nicotine only lasts 24 hrs in your system, the detrimental effects may last much longer. Smoking increases risks of complications and prolongs the healing process. Abstaining is one thing that you control that can optimize your results and ensure a safer procedure. ...Read more

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How long does nicotine gum stay in system? If being tested to work as cna in hospital. Thank you

How long does nicotine gum stay in system? If being tested to work as cna in hospital. Thank you

Depends on test: Half-life is the term for time only 1/2 remains - for nicotine it is 1-4 hrs (depends on many variables). Cotinine, which is what it becomes once inside humans has a half-life 7-40 hrs. So, if they look for that - it can be up to 80 hrs to be sure of being clear - if they know you are quitting, it might be they'd offer a re-test if you fail on that issue. Good luck! ...Read more

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