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What are the chances of passing the nicotine test?

Hello, I recently quit smoking about 2 weeks ago, and have a pre-employment screening and nicotine test comming up for a new job next week. I was a moderate smoker (half a pack per day). What are my chances of passing the cotinine (nicotine) test?



Wed, 25 Oct 2017
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Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Nicotine stays in the body for 48 hours.
Since you have already quit smoking since 2 weeks (more than 48 hours), you will mostly pass nicotine test without any trouble.
Better not to restart smoking as it is very bad for health.
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
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What are the chances of passing the nicotine test?

Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic. I can understand your concern. Nicotine stays in the body for 48 hours. Since you have already quit smoking since 2 weeks (more than 48 hours), you will mostly pass nicotine test without any trouble. Better not to restart smoking as it is very bad for health. Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.