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I quit using tobacco in order to lower my health insurance but have started to occasionally chew on cigars. I have a swab test in 72 hours and want to ensure that I pass it. Other than not chewing on a cigar between now and then, is there anything I can d

I quit using tobacco in order to lower my health insurance but have started to occasionally chew on cigars. I have a swab test in 72 hours and want to ensure that I pass it. Other than not chewing on a cigar between now and then, is there anything I can d

No: there is no way to hasten nicotine metabolism or the excretion of either nicotine or cotonine (which is what is usually tested for - the main nicotine metabolite). It depends on the specific test which is going to be used. Oral swabs generally remain positive for up to 3 days, so it is possible that you will have a positive test, but I think it is unlikely. Sounds like it would taste awful to me ...Read more

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How long do you have to go without smoking or chewing tobacco to pass a tobacco swab screening test?

How long do you have to go without smoking or chewing tobacco to pass a tobacco swab screening test?

To be sure, at least: a week. Generally oral swabs will pick up any tobacco use within 3-5 days. I strongly suggest using that as a head start to complete cessation. Failing a cotinine screen (the metabolite of nicotine is what is actually measured) is nowhere near as bad as lung cancer, throat or mouth cancer, emphysema, heart attack or stroke, all of which are potentially waiting for you out there if you continue. ...Read more

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I took two puffs on a cigarette two days ago will it show on a cotton swab test , I don't smoke or use tobacco much at all?

It depends: if you had two puffs,period not before or after,then it will not show on the test. if you are a chronic two puffs users,then it will show. the more we use quantity,or time,the more time it takes to be cleared from our body. good luck ...Read more

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If im a slim male weighing 130 lbs and 5'10. And i dip tobacco 2-3 times a day how long will it be in my system if i need to pass a nicotine test?

If im a slim male weighing 130 lbs and 5'10. And i dip tobacco 2-3 times a day how long will it be in my system if i need to pass a nicotine test?

Asking Physicians: We often are united here on health tap that we do not in any way encourage unhealthy behavior or help any body scam drug screening tests, including nicotine testing. If you need to pass a nicotine test then you must not use nicotine. None of us here would support use of this product even if you did not have to pass a test. ...Read more

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How long does it take for results of a mouth swab tobacco test?

How long does it take for results of a mouth swab tobacco test?

Depends on test: Many tests give instant results, but the strip may not be read instantly. Others are sent to labs where they are "developed, " and often positive screening tests are followed up by more definitive confirmatory tests, which can take many hours or even days to complete, depending on the kind of test and how many samples are ahead in the queue. If you are smoking, strongly consider quitting. ...Read more

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If I quit smoking yesterday can I Pass a nicotine /tobacco test the 28th of april?

If I quit smoking yesterday can I Pass a nicotine /tobacco  test the 28th of april?

50/50 chance: Urine drug screens for the major metabolite of nicotine (cotinine) are used primarily by potential employers and health and life insurance companies to assess your health risks. The average smoker will continue to excrete cotinine in their urine for at least 2-3 weeks after stopping. If you're asked, you should acknowledge that you recently quit smoking. Otherwise, you may be caught in a lie. ...Read more

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Would I be able to pass a drug screening tomorrow that also includes a tobacco and nicotine test when I am surrounded by secondhand smoke daily?

Would I be able to pass a drug screening tomorrow that also includes a tobacco and nicotine test when I am surrounded by secondhand smoke daily?

Probably not: But why would you worry about a screen for tobacco products? If you are to have a screen clear of these, then you might not want to be in an environment where you are surrounded by second hand smoke. If you have agreed to not smoke and the test is to prove you do not, then exposing yourself to smoke only increases your chances of failing the test without any way to prove you are not smoking ...Read more

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