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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
Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more
I have been smoking 8-10 cigarettes for last 10 years.I have a urine cotinine test in 20 days. Will I test Negative if i quit smoking 10 days before the test?
Cotinine: Levels of cotinine detected in urine vary due to a variety of factors including; the type of tobacco used, filtered vs. non-filtered cigarette, how heavily the individual inhaled the smoke, the length of time an individual chewed, the number of cigarettes smoked per day, and the concentration of the urine. These variables make it difficult to determine exactly how much an individual uses tobacco. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I am taking a cotinine urine test and smoked approximately a week before the test, and for about 6 years, will I pass fail?
I quit using smokeless tobacco over 8 weeks ago. I have a urine test for cotinine in the upcoming weeks for a new job opportunity. Will i pass?
You should: Tell them up front, if it will not disqualify you, that you wanted this job so much you discontinued your smokeless tobacco 8 weeks ago. Cotinine is usually out of the system after a week or less. Congratulations on smoking cessation. ...Read more
My last smoke was jan 25 and I have my nicoten test for work. Tomorrow feb 7th should my urine be cleen of cotinine to pass ?
That depends on the: Amount & duration you smoked, how deeply you inhaled, whether the cigarettes were mentholated, your genetic set-up for the enzymes in your liver that metabolize nicotine, & whether you're a passive smoker at home or work. You may still have low-moderate amounts of cotinine in your urine. ...Read more
I hadn't smoked for 10 months. I smoked 2 packs of cigarrettes in 8 days. How long will cotinine be in my salvia, urine, and blood if I quit now?
Can be a week or 2: Please stop now. It is very harmful and you were doing so well. ...Read more