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Nicotine In Your System Life Insurance
A while: Spice, aka "k2" is a synthetic cannabinoid. And, it is not legal. Almost all states have made it a felony to purchase, sell, distribute, or have on your person, this drug. As it is a fat soluable molecule, it can stay in your system for months. And it is not a safe drug to use. Reports are coming in of permantent organ damage, and permanent/ long term psychosis. So, stop using it! ...Read more
If the affordable care act extends health insurance coverage to 30 million people, how will the current healthcare system be able to meet this demand?
Complex answer: Using the current system & increasing coverage will not work. The new system will have a large primary care base for prevention and early detection of chronic disease & a smaller base for specialist care for the really sick people. Not everyone needs a "cadillac" to maintain good health when a "chevy" or "a bus" can work. Personal responsibility and nauseating profits need to be discussed as well. ...Read more
About a week: Sertraline half life is about one day, meaning the amount of drug in your systems drops by 1/2 each day. So there is 50% left after day 1, 25% after day 2, 12.5% after day 3, etc. So after about a week the drug is generally out of your system. Discontinuation symptoms, like feeling "brain zaps", can last 1 - 2 weeks after stopping the medication. ...Read more
Depends on test: and, to some extent, how heavy a smoker you are. It is generally short-acting, and can be detected in blood and urine for 2-3 days, and with oral swabs for perhaps a day or so more after that. Hair testing can go back months, depending on length of hair and growth rate. ...Read more
When obamacare goes in to effect will it change anything for the dental industry or availability of dental care for people on medicaid?
Great Question: I wish i had a clear answer. So far, from what I have seen the affordable care act does have provisions to require some dental coverage-at least for children. In short it seems to promise dental coverage similar to a state's current medicaid coverage (adult & children) but many states are dropping adult dental coverage to avoid covering it when the aca goes into full force. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have a pre-employment test for nicotine coming up, how long is nicotine detectable in blood and urine and does the detox stuff they sell work?
2-4 days: Not sure about blood but nicotine is usually tested by a urine test for cotinine, a metabolite of nicotine that stays in your body for 2-4 days after your last cigarette.I would not rely on the "detox stuff."stopping smoking is probably the best thing you can do for your health.The first days are the hardest, so if you stop for 4 days you should take the opportunity to stop for good.See comment:. ...Read more
Non smoker and had a cigarette Friday for socializing. Offered position and employer requires pre screening nicotine. How long stay in system?
Nicotine generally: leaves the system within a few days. But it can be detected for up to 3 months, on average, in hair. However, this method of testing is costly and is rarely used by employers. Saliva tests are easy and inexpensive and are commonly used by employers. They detect the cotinine metabolite for about 4 days after exposure. Cotinine can be detected in blood for up to 10 days; in urine for up to 2 weeks. ...Read more
Do psychiatric drugs have metabolites that stay on your body. Do they have an affect after all the half life is over?
Some do, some don't: Many different medications are used in psychiatry. Some have "active metabolites" and some don't. Generally speaking, newer meds are less likely to have active metabolites. Another issue: the effect of some meds persists even after the med is gone. For example, antidepressants take a couple weeks to start working — and also a couple weeks to stop, even after they are no longer taken. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long once you quit smoking dose the nicatine stay in the body i'm about to quit smoking and want to remain smoke free?
No pretty gum: Trace amounts of nicotine can be detected in blood and urine for several hours, but it should be gone by 48 hours. However, if you are being tested for nicotine, there is a metabolite of nicotine, called cotinine, which can be detected in blood or urine for as long as 7 to 10 days after your last exposure to nicotine. ...Read more
Do health consequences result from nicotine and carbon monoxide on the cardiovascular system? If so, what happens?
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