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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I want to clean or detox my lungs from tar , nicotine nd other harmful substance...please suggest me medicine,drugs or solution...thank u?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer