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How Long Does Cotinine Take To Leave The System?

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Posted on Wed, 15 Jun 2016
Question: if i am a very light smoker smoke 5 cigarettes a week will i pass a cotinine test with 5 days of zero cigarettes?
does cotinine leave your blood faster if u Smoke a cigarette every once and a while plus you exercise and drink plenty of water?

won't being an occasional smoker mean it will be gone faster since it's not built up in your system
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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe (45 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Hello, and thanks for your question.

Tobacco is detectable on a cotinine test for up to 7 days after you smoke a cigarette. So you will fail the test if you take it five days after smoking a cigarette. Exercise and water will not speed tobacco's exit from your system. Nothing will -- it just has to metabolize naturally.

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Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
No, the test detects any tobacco that enters the system. It does not have to build up.

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How Long Does Cotinine Take To Leave The System?

Brief Answer: Consultation Detailed Answer: Hello, and thanks for your question. Tobacco is detectable on a cotinine test for up to 7 days after you smoke a cigarette. So you will fail the test if you take it five days after smoking a cigarette. Exercise and water will not speed tobacco's exit from your system. Nothing will -- it just has to metabolize naturally. Please remember to rate and close this answer thread when you are finished and satisfied. In the future, for continuity of care, I encourage you to contact me directly at my private link below. After you ask a direct question, it would be my pleasure to be your dedicated personal physician on this website. My name is Dr. Sheppe, and I am an XXXXXXX doctor working in New York City at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, ranked #1 for Psychiatry in the United States (tinyurl.com/psyrank). For a personalized comprehensive evaluation, treatment recommendations, and individual therapy, ask me at HealthCareMagic at this private link: tinyurl.com/DrSheppeAnswers Brief Answer: Followup Detailed Answer: No, the test detects any tobacco that enters the system. It does not have to build up. Please remember to rate and close this answer thread when you are finished and satisfied. In the future, for continuity of care, I encourage you to contact me directly at my private link below. After you ask a direct question, it would be my pleasure to be your dedicated personal physician on this website. My name is Dr. Sheppe, and I am an XXXXXXX doctor working in New York City at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, ranked #1 for Psychiatry in the United States (tinyurl.com/psyrank). For a personalized comprehensive evaluation, treatment recommendations, and individual therapy, ask me at HealthCareMagic at this private link: tinyurl.com/DrSheppeAnswers