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Nicotine (Overview)

Nicotine is a stimulant drug found in cigarettes and is the addictive component to tobacco.


Dr. Randy Baker
Board Certified, Holistic Medicine
35 years in practice
21M people helped
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I have to pass a nicotine test on Monday, and I slipped today and had a cig. what do I need to do so I can pass, I only had the one.

Dr. Randy Baker
Board Certified, Holistic Medicine
35 years in practice
21M people helped
I have to pass a nicotine test on Monday, and I slipped today and had a cig. what do I need to do so I can pass, I only had the one.

Don't smoke again: There is nothing you can do other than not smoke any more. You may still pass depending on the type of test. You will pass a blood test after 1-10 days depending on the type, a urine test after 3-4 days and a saliva test after 1/2-4 days. If you have abstained for a week prior today you will probably pass if you just had 1 today. Stopping for good is the best thing you can do for your health. ...Read more

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Board Certified
22 years in practice
1M people helped
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Nicotine (Overview)

Nicotine is a stimulant drug found in cigarettes and is the addictive component to tobacco.


Dr. Dean Giannone
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
20 years in practice
11M people helped
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How long will it take until i experience nicotine withdraws?

Dr. Dean Giannone
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
20 years in practice
11M people helped
How long will it take until i experience nicotine withdraws?

It's pretty quick.: When you quit smoking, the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal would start pretty quickly, even within hours of not smoking a cigarette. And they can get pretty bad and can last for several days. Fight through! ...Read more

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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22 years in practice
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Dr. Samuel Miles
Board Certified, Psychiatry
42 years in practice
686K people helped
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Addicted and highly dependent on nicotine. Does the patch work?

Dr. Samuel Miles
Board Certified, Psychiatry
42 years in practice
686K people helped
Addicted and highly dependent on nicotine. Does the patch work?

Yes: Using nicotine patches when you stop smoking increases the odds that you will succeed. ...Read more

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Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
Board Certified, Family Medicine
28 years in practice
749K people helped
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What products can be used to replace nicotine?

Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
Board Certified, Family Medicine
28 years in practice
749K people helped

Oils: I have had excellent results with pharmaceutical grade essential oils in combination of lavender, citrus and peppermint. The lavender in my experience is equivalent in its effect for calming to xanax.; peppermint opens up and citrus focuses the mind and elevates the mood. One drop of each in teh palm of the hand breathed as often as needed. Check www.Medacpc.Com for details. ...Read more

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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22 years in practice
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
532M people helped
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Are Nicotine free hookah pens bad for you?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
532M people helped
Are Nicotine free hookah pens bad for you?

Discourage: inhaling any irritants into your lungs.

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Dr. Evans Prieston
Board Certified, Pharmacy
39 years in practice
572K people helped
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Does your body naturally produce nicotine?

Dr. Evans Prieston
Board Certified, Pharmacy
39 years in practice
572K people helped
Does your body naturally produce nicotine?

Nicotine: The human body does not produce nicotine. However, the body does have nicotine receptors to which when introduced, nicotine binds and produces it's effects. In order to have an effect, most drugs that work on the central nervous system need to attach themselves to a specific receptors in the body. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Rohde
Board Certified, General Practice
30 years in practice
915K people helped
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Why do smokers get so many problems? Tar or nicotine?

Dr. Thomas Rohde
Board Certified, General Practice
30 years in practice
915K people helped
Why do smokers get so many problems? Tar or nicotine?

Many chemicals: Tobacco contains hundreds of chemicals as does any plant leaf, not just nicotine or tar. A) those absorbed from the soil in which grown like lead, arsenic which are deadly toxins, b) those inherent to the tobacco plant itself, like nicotine and many more, 3) those applied to the leaf during growth like pesticides, antifungals and 4) during processing, like flavorings, etc. All a poisonous mix! ...Read more

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Dr. Patricia Foster
Board Certified, Psychiatry
39 years in practice
334K people helped
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What are the immediate health consequences of nicotine?

Dr. Patricia Foster
Board Certified, Psychiatry
39 years in practice
334K people helped
What are the immediate health consequences of nicotine?

Nicotine effects: Within seconds of inhaling cigarette smoke, nicotine increases heart rate, blood pressure and constricts blood vessels. ...Read more

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Dr. Stuart Wasser
Board Certified, Addiction Medicine
30 years in practice
3M people helped
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What is a good way to get nicotine out of your body?

Dr. Stuart Wasser
Board Certified, Addiction Medicine
30 years in practice
3M people helped

By stopping : It'll be gone in 12 hrs. Metabolites will be detectable for a while longer. No way to get rid of those except time. ...Read more

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Dr. Connie Topliff
Board Certified, Family Medicine
23 years in practice
571K people helped
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Im a chain smoker how to clear nicotine from my body?

Dr. Connie Topliff
Board Certified, Family Medicine
23 years in practice
571K people helped
Im a chain smoker how to clear nicotine from my body?

The only, and best..: Way is to stop putting nicotine into your body. It is definitely possible to stop smoking! not easy, but do-able (personally, i was smoking 2 packs a day for over 10yrs, & quit in the middle of my first year of medical school. (not exactly a low stress period. ...Read more

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Board Certified, Pulmonology
22 years in practice
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