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How long is nicotine/cotinine in your blood
newlyquit posted:
I have recently quit smoking. I am applying for a job at a corporation that does testing for the medical insurance cost. By the time I take the test it will be 42 days since my last ciggy. How likely is it that I will pass the test?
An_250682 responded:
Did you pass the test?
SergeyP responded:
Nicotine is fully withdrawn in 48 hours
Jonathan Foulds, PhD replied to SergeyP's response:
They usually test for cotinine, the main nicotine metabolite, which takes almost a week to clear for your system, so you should have a cotinine level consistent with being a non-smoker. The most important thing is to keep it that way.
An_252273 replied to Jonathan Foulds, PhD's response:
Dear Jonathan,

Have been through the discussion. Ive been a smoker for almost 15 yrs. Now, want to quit as Ive been blessed with a baby boy. I smoke 20-30 cigarettes everyday. Can I know from you specifically
- How long will it take for the nicotine to be completely out of my system, so that I can go for the Insurance Medical Test , and get qualified as a Non Smoker ?
- Does quitting smoking actually result in weight gain ? ( Am on a weight loss program )
SheriTaylar replied to An_252273's response:
I have not gained weight from quitting smoking. As a matter of fact, I lost a few pounds because I don't eat when stressed. I think everyone is different but even if you do gain a little weight, it is so much easier to lose weight than to quit smoking once again.

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