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Doctor insights on: Nicotine And Cotinine Levels

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How to test nicotine level in cigarette?

How to test nicotine level in cigarette?

Not possible unless : Can't test for. Unless you can pay someone in a university lab to do it. But why wouldn't you google for the info on the brand you want info on? ...Read more

Nicotine (Definition)

Nicotine is a stimulant drug found in cigarettes and is the ...Read more


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Will smokeless nicotine show up in nicotine swab tests?

Yes: the swab test will detect the nicotine (or cotinine, its main metabolite) that is excreted in saliva, as well as that which comes directly in touch with oral mucosa if you are using snuff or chewing tobacco. ...Read more

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How long smoke free to pass a cotinine levels test?

3-4 days: depending on which test is used. But please STAY QUIT. Don't just do it for the test, but for your health and life, and for your loved ones. ...Read more

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Will Chantix show up in a blood test for Continine and nicotine?

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Continine test: Hi Zkrishnan, if you are past the smoking stage on chantix and have been off nicotine for a couple weeks, then your nicotine test should be negative. Chantix contains verenicline, which can act like nicotine but is not picked up on a nicotine test. Hope that helps ...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

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Is nicotine free and tobacco free hookah healthier than smoking cigs? Also can nicotine free and tobacco free Hookah cause wrinkles around the lips?

Is nicotine free and tobacco free hookah healthier than smoking cigs? Also can nicotine free  and tobacco free Hookah cause wrinkles around the lips?

It depends: Smoking anything is necessarily 'healthy' for your lungs, but smoking a hookah is likely less damaging than cigarettes, with or without the nicotine. Cigarettes have other carcinogens that are more harmful than nicotine. The nicotine component creates addiction. Smoking anything can contribute to wrinkles because it is the action of pursing the lips that most leads to those wrinkles. ...Read more

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Fasting blood test tomorrow. Is nicotine intake from cigs ok?

Fasting blood test tomorrow. Is nicotine intake from cigs ok?

Cigarettes?: Should not affect your fasting blood sugar. However, there are MANY health reasons to avoid both nicotine and cigarettes. ...Read more

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Is body flush cleanse and blood test for nicotine detectable?

Is body flush cleanse and blood test for nicotine detectable?

Won't help much: Some of these 'cleanses' list their ingredients, and others don't, but they all involve drinking something weird that will make you somewhat sick so you believe it's working. These folks don't really claim to help you beat drug tests, but use weasel-language to suggest their stuff might help. The products actually offer no benefit that a clean, healthy lifestyle doesn't. ...Read more

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Can nicotine free cigarettes be detected in a urine cotinine test? Any help appreciated!

No: If you are not using nicotine in the heating chamber, and you haven't smoked tobacco in the last week, your test should be negative. I would point out that the safety of the propellant in these e-cigs (propylene glycol), as well as flavorings and additives, have never been subjected to study, and we simply do not know their long-term safety/dangers.They are likely safer than smoking tobacco though ...Read more

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How long after smoking will nicotine stay in your body and show up on a urine drug test?

Not In Drug Screen: Nicotine is not typically screened for in urine drug tests. Usually, you will see such things as narcotics, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, illegal substances but not nicotine. If being tested specifically for nicotine is a special test where it can be detected up to 4 days. ...Read more

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When after quitting smoking does nicotine show up on blood test?

2-4 days: The clearance rate for nicotine from blood is between two to four days. So, if you can refrain from smoking for a week prior to the test, it is unlikely that a medical screening test would be sensitive enough to detect that you were a smoker. If you are smoker havy smoker for long time it my take longer. ...Read more

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Does nicotine show up in your drug tests if you chew nicorette (nicotine gum)?

Does nicotine show up in your drug tests if you chew nicorette (nicotine gum)?

Absolutely: The breakdown product of nicotine is called cotinine and it will show up in tests on your urine. It doesn't matter how you absorb nicotine, by patch, gum, snuff, chewing tobacco, inhaler, or smoking- it will show up on urine tests. ...Read more

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What amount "urine" actually detects THC levels?

What amount "urine" actually detects THC levels?

Don't understand ?: Are you asking how much urine has to be provided to have a valid test, or what the levels of thc have to be in urine to be detected? Both questions have variable answers, depending on which test is being used. Some tests require literally a drop of urine on a test strip for validity, others require a minimum of 10 cc. Some tests will detect as little as 5 ng/ml of thc, others report at 50 ng/ml. ...Read more

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Can a normal blood test detect nicotine and cotinine ? I do vape everyday and I take in 6mg of nicotine.

Can a normal blood test detect nicotine and cotinine ? I do vape everyday and I take in 6mg of nicotine.

Normal blood test: No you have to ask for a nicotine or specific test. But not certain what you mean by a "normal" blood test. ...Read more

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Are tobacco and nicotine free hookah bad for you?

YES: Inhaling combustion products and especially tobacco, increase numerous diseases and health disorders. The best way to avoid or decrease the health risk is lifestyle modification = exercise, eat better, and do not use combustion inhalant products and tobacco products. ...Read more

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Does smoking cannabis increase your haemoglobin levels?

Does smoking cannabis increase your haemoglobin levels?

Cannabis: How often are you checking your hemoglobin levels after taking cannabis. I know it is enjoyable but I strongly recommend that you don't take any cannabis for two weeks and see how things go. You may be surprised to feel much better without cannabis. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more