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Doctor insights on: How Long Does Nicotine Stay In Your Body System

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

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. ...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 your system?

How long does nicotine gum stay in your system?

No pretty gum: Trace amounts of nicotine can be detected in blood and urine for several hours, but it should be gone by 48 hours. However, if you are being tested for nicotine, there is a metabolite of nicotine, called cotinine, which can be detected in blood or urine for as long as 7 to 10 days after your last exposure to nicotine. ...Read more

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Does nicotine / continine from smokeless tobacco stay in system longer than cigarette nicotine / continine?

Does nicotine / continine from smokeless tobacco stay in system longer than cigarette nicotine / continine?

Drug metabolism: The same drug levels obtained via smokeless or smoking would be metabolized by the body at a similar rate. Differences in absorption and thus dosage may influence how long drug levels persist. Also, the mixture of drug and other metabolites may influence how long they persist. Tobacco companies have not released the dose-response data to compare these readily. ...Read more