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How long does it take to clear nicotine from system?

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Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2015
Question: I have been 1/2 a pack smoker for 9 years. How long will it take to clear my urine of cotinine. Since last 2 months I have been smoking 2-3 cigarettes per day. I have to undergo cotinine test in 30 days. Can I pass the test?
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Answered by Dr. Sagar (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
It will take 2 weeks of smoking abstinance

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Welcome to HCM.
I appreciate your concerns.
According to the frequency and amount you have told,it will take 2 weeks complete abstinance from any tobbaco containing product..
Then your Urine nicotine and cotinine level will be normal as a non smoker.
Hope this will help you.
Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Follow up: Dr. Sagar (56 minutes later)
On what basis are you saying two weeks? Any rationale behind this?
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Answered by Dr. Sagar (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
This is a statistical data.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
This is a statistical data.
this is a part of evidance based medicine.
Our excretory system takes more or less two weeks to clear that mount of nicotine from our body.
Hope this is helpful.
Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Brief Answer: It will take 2 weeks of smoking abstinance Detailed Answer: Hello Welcome to HCM. I appreciate your concerns. According to the frequency and amount you have told,it will take 2 weeks complete abstinance from any tobbaco containing product.. Then your Urine nicotine and cotinine level will be normal as a non smoker. Hope this will help you. Regards.