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How Long Does Nicotine Take To Get Out Of Your System
After a cigarette: the average smoker with 1 MG of nicotine, after an hour or two, a trace is still left. The nicotine is metabolized in the liver and there is nothing to interfere with the breaking down of the substance. The metabolite of nicotine is eliminated in the kidneys, which can be detectable in the urine for at least a week in the typical smoker. Insurance companies may test for the metabolite. ...Read more
Pretty quick: For the chemical to leave but the withdrwal will peak in1-2 days, last for weeks and cravings go for months or years. ...Read more
2-3 days: nicotine is a very short-acting drug, and its main metabolite cotinine is too. After a single cigarette, levels will usually only be detectable for 24 hours, and most regular smokers will be detectable for 3 days or so. Depends on how it is tested, with oral swabs picking it up for longer, blood tests have a shorter window, urine is in the middle. Hair tests can go back months.How about stopping? ...Read more
I need to pass a blood test for my insurance. I smoke cigarettes okay, how long does it take to get nicotine out of my system?
Stop for 2 weeks: To be safe, you might want to stop smoking for a couple weeks. They are testing for cotinine which is a metabolite of nicotine. It has a long half life up to 40 hours. This tests shows positive for both active smokers and those who have quit but are using nicotine patch, gum, etc. Another test is used to identify active smokers. It is called anabasine and found in tobacco products. Try 2 wks off. ...Read more
Blood test: It takes 7-8 days to pass contine test. Good time to explore how and why to quit. Good luck. ...Read more
Possibly: Nicotine is highly fat-soluble, so it may be stored in fat cells. Half-life of nicotine is ? 2 hrs, but its metabolite cotinine's half-life is 20 hrs. Ideally after 8 days only 1/1000th of the original amount should remain. Asians metabolize nicotine more slowly, & urine acidity (ph) affects excretion. If nicotine/ cotinine still shows after 4 weeks, it must be being released from fat. ...Read more
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