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How long does nicotine stay in the body?

I have a drug test on monday at 7:15 am. I smoked on monday & tuesday. I found out tuesday around noon that I had to.take a drug test. Ive been working out been to cryothearpy & did an iv detox at a health center. Ive been drinking lots of water and taking my daily vitamin aswell as cranberry juice and yogi detox tea & a detox bath. For the past 3 months ive been taking 2 tablespoons of apple.cider vinger in the AM and PM. Do you think i should be good ? What else can i do?
Fri, 16 Dec 2016
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Hi,
Thanks for posting in HCM.
I understand your concern.
Nicotine is a potent parasympathomimetic alkaloid, which is used as a stimulant drug.
Nicotine on entering the body is distributed quickly through the bloodstream and crosses the blood–brain barrier reaching the brain within 10 – 20 seconds after inhalation. Nicotine is metabolized in the liver by cytochrome P450 enzymes. Elimination half-life of nicotine in the body is around two hours.
Hope the information provided would be helpful.
All the best.
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How long does nicotine stay in the body?

Hi, Thanks for posting in HCM. I understand your concern. Nicotine is a potent parasympathomimetic alkaloid, which is used as a stimulant drug. Nicotine on entering the body is distributed quickly through the bloodstream and crosses the blood–brain barrier reaching the brain within 10 – 20 seconds after inhalation. Nicotine is metabolized in the liver by cytochrome P450 enzymes. Elimination half-life of nicotine in the body is around two hours. Hope the information provided would be helpful. All the best.