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Don't chance it: Electronic cigarettes use propylene glycol, which is an oil, as a propellant, and what this does when inhaled is simply unknown in humans. There are also preservatives, stabilizers, flavorings and other additives that are currently a trade secret and vary with each manufacturer. So, you are playing craps with not only YOUR health, but the health of a baby should you be successful in your efforts. ...Read more
I have been smoking cigarettes for 4 months and never exceeded 8mg nicotine per cigarette, is it possible to quit without medications??
Absolutely!: Encourage you to quit now before it becomes more entrenched as a habit. ...Read more
What are some medications or treatments w/o life threatening side effects that can help someone stop smoking? Other than the e-cig and nicotine gum.
Hypnotherapy: Hypnotherapy can break tobacco habits. It can make the use of the tobacco product aversive - even disgusting. That can cause social problems if those near you smoke, but it can work without that extreme an effect too. Here's a hint: the breathing pattern of smokers is actually good to continue - without the cigarette. It is good for you and stopping that is part for what makes it feel so bad. Best. ...Read more
Stimulant/relaxer: Nicotine is an alkaloid stimulant that affects different areas of the brain as well as other organs in the body. It affects the way certain hormones are secreted as well as certain chemicals ("neurottransmitters") in the brain. The affect on one's mood is both stimulation and relaxation, contributing to its highly addictive potential. ...Read more
It could: There is no medical definition of "recreational." It is a term used in the popular press for a drug that is taken for anything other than a medical condition where that drug is indicated. So, in essence, it's taking a drug "for fun." Tobacco smoking could certainly be considered recreational drug use, as can drinking alcohol and using opiates for mood-alteration rather than pain treatment. ...Read more
Whle I do not: Have scientific facts, I have personal testimony rfom patients who were heroin users and smokers...They say ditching heroin was easier. Drug detox centers often do not require addicts to quit smoking before their "substance of choice" acknowledging that it is too tough to do both at the same time. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on the substance, your body, the amounts and frequency of use, etc. This question usually raises concern that the person asking has an addiction problem. If so, please seek help for same asap rather than worrying about how to get a clean drug test. Life is too short to live as a slave of substances. ...Read more
I took a SAP 5 urine drug test. Will nicotine show up on the test? How long will it take to receive the results?
No: Nicotine isn't tested for on the five panel test, but are you concerned about nicotine? I take it, you have a DOT safety sensitive job. You might not be allowed to smoke at work, but you didn't violate for nicotine. You violated for another substance, if you have already been referred to a SAP-Substance Abuse Professional. The test shouldn't take long before you will have the results. ...Read more
I have to get cotinine/nicotine out of my system for a drug test that is work related. How long until it's out of my system? Can I help flush it out?
Forgive my frankness: Flushes do not work. You can lie and claim that a low level is passive smoke. Or you can be honest and get in a program to stop for real. The latter will save your life and health. Go for it. ...Read more
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
I want to clean or detox my lungs from tar, nicotine nd other harmful substance...please suggest me medicine, drugs or solution...thank u?
Easy: DO NOT SMOKE. DO NOT STAY ANY PLACE WHERE ANYONE IS SMOKING. Do not allow anyone to smoke in your presence. Try to minimize exposure to smog or polluted air. Anyone selling "detox" is a crook. ...Read more
Nicotine addiction: People have found many methods helpful, including acupuncture, hypnosis, support groups, and relaxation training. You may have to try various methods and combinations, but all seem to require a sincere desire to stop the addiction. Some people just decide to quit and do so. ...Read more
It can: Depends on the typical practice of the ordering physician and clinic as to what they order. ...Read more
Nicotine maybe,: Cinnamon no. If the oral swab test is looking for cigarette smoking, it measures either nicotine or its major metabolite cotinine (more commonly) and this will be found also in someone using nicotine gum. If they are looking for drugs of abuse, generally nicotine/cotinine are not tested for and will not alter the outcome. ...Read more
If I smoke hookah pens and it has no tobacco or nicotine and is grape flavor. Will it be negative in which drug tests?
From the: Description provided - it should not trigger a screening panel for drugs of abuse. ...Read more
Have to pass a nicotine drug test for work just quit smoking 3 days ago what can I use to cleanse my body of the nicotine from showing up?
No: There is no evidence that "flushing" the body with excessive amounts of water will remove more of any drug, but it will sometimes make the urine so dilute that a drug they are testing for (cotinine) may fall below the detection limit and come up "negative." substances like milk thistle and other herbals are touted to help, but are unproven. Falsifying and adulterating specimens does you no favors. ...Read more
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
I was prescribed vicodin and famotidine but I also chew nicotine gum, is it safe to take all of these drugs together?
Yes: There are no known interactions taking these three meds together. ...Read more
I have a drug/nicotine screening coming up. I use the nicotine patch for Tourette's syndrome. Will I pass since I have Dr.'s recommendation?
Arrive prepared: I would bring along the medication package which has your name and the prescribing doctor's name, and I would also bring a printout from the pharmacy with a six or twelve month prescription history so that those testing you can see that clearly this is being prescribed to you. ...Read more
I stopped smoking cigarettes about 2-3 weeks ago, I did a urine drug test with Quest Diagnostics will my urine test positive for nicotine/ cotinine?
I'm taking my 14 year old to see the doctor for his check up..... I'm taking my 14year old to see his doctor for check up, I want to do a drug test because I feel he is smoking and addicted to nicotine. If he is and also smoking weed what would happened
Don't do it: Without your daughter's consent, in my opinion. The danger of alienating your daughter, losing her trust and poisoning the relationship between you is greater than any benefit that may occur. How about asking her, having a conversation where you express your concern about her health and well-being? You can let her doctor know about your concerns, but let them have a private conversation about it. ...Read more