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How Long For Nicotine To Leave System
Can nicotine chewing gum damage your liver? Is milk thistle pills with cholin, completely safe to take for liver Health?
Rather safe: Nicotine isn't a particularly concerning chemical in liver disease. If you have to choose your "ills" nicotine gum is safer than smoking cigarettes. Milk thistle, which is often combined with choline, is also relatively well tolerated. It does have some side effects mostly benign gastrointestinal upset(which even a sugar pill can cause).If you don't have liver disease is less clear of a benefit ...Read more
Can 'vaping' (e-cigerettes) with nicotine in a propylene glycol solution cause elevated liver enzymes. Not sure if nicotine has an effect on liver? Ty
No: Nicotine has no adverse effect upon the liver unless you had a major overdose which only happens with the administration of large doses of nicotine. These doses cannot be met by smoking or vaping. Propylene glycol won't cause problems either. I would worry about chronic lung damage and nicotine addiction. If your liver enzymes are elevated, your doctor needs to find out the reason. ...Read more
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
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
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
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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