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Have to quit for my surgery. Was tested via urine for nicotine for 3 consecutive months. Smoking again since March. I quit a week ago today. What do you think my chances are of passing a nicotine test? Also, do you think they’ll even test me again?? Surgery is scheduled for June 8th and my pre-op appointment is Tuesday the 29th.

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You will need the full 2 months. I’m in the same boat. I’m in my 5 th pre op and all green lights with the exception of the smoking. 2 more weeks and I’ll be smoke free for 2 months. They do a urine test to check. So. I’ve been good quit cigs booze soda fat straws every thing but caffeine I’m now on 50/50 coffee and plan on caffeine free in time for my 2 week liquid diet. There are times I want to smoke so bad but then I realize having smoked 20+ years. Isn’t that long enough. sugar free gum helps but wanting to save my life and be healthy wins every time. Good luck. You can do this

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My surgeon is rigid on this point. He said they will test me the morning of my procedure and if I test positive no surgery. I’ve not had a cigarette for a month. I quit on 6 April, but slipped. One more week to go, am not going to slip again.

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I have been smoke-free since 1/1/18. I quit using Wellbutrin and the Juul electronic cigarette. The only bad thing about the Juul is that it has a lot of nicotine in it.

I am now using a traditional vape pen with 6mg juice and working towards tapering to 0mg juice. My surgery is July 17th and my surgeon requires I stop using nicotine 30 days prior to my surgery. My plan is to switch to 3mg tomorrow, then 1.5 the following week, and then to 0 the week after that.

I think they will blood test me and I know the test will happen about a week before surgery. I’m fairly sure that tapering over the next two weeks will be plenty of time to test negative in early July.

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When I couldn't quit on my own, I successfully quit smoking by using Chantix prescribed by my PCP.

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Cold turkey worked for me. My surgeon told me I had to quit 6 weeks prior to surgery. I quit two days later. That was in Jan. I had my surgery May 17. Not a single slip up in between. That’s how important the surgery and quitting was. I just kept telling myself, “If I’m going through surgery to get healthy, why even THINK about killing myself with cigarettes?!”

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I used nicotine gum to quit smoking. It worked well, although I became addicted to the gum, temporarily. I haven’t done either in ten years.

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Yes! Wellbutrin has been great for me all around. Helped with smoking, depression, and my adhd as well.

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I was a pack a day smoker for 26 years before I got sick and tired of the cost, the smell, and the hassle. I used the Patches, chewed on cinnamon toothpicks and sucked hard candy when i needed it. Also drinking a bottle of Water everytime i got a craving helped. The first 3 days were really hard, then the first 3 weeks. Each time you DONT smoke gets you closer to success. Make a vow that you are now a NONSMOKER, get rid of all the smoking triggers and know that all the cravings WILL pass in time.

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