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I quit on January 2nd and I've got a blood test on February 13th. They're testing for nicotine and cotinine I'm terrified I'm gonna fail. I haven't picked up a cigarette since I quit will I pass? I'm terrified, I need this surgery now more then ever! HELPPP

You should be fine, it takes about 3-5 weeks for nicotine to be out of the blood system, even less for urine test. You can google it as well to confirm. There will still be traces but nominal to that of an active smoker.

Also, don't be vamping either, there is nicotine in most too.

Good luck, YOU GOT THIS!

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I don't know why people would try to cheat a nicotine test. Smoking after surgery just puts you at high or very high risks for complications, especially if you have a bypass. The only person you'd be screwing is yourself when you end up in the hospital with a perforated marginal ulcer and need emergency surgery

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Smoked for 2 months regularly. Have my last appointment with the surgeon coming up on May 29th with some lab work that I know I’ll be having but unsure what it’ll be. I’m guessing there’s going to be a nicotine/continine test. Quit cold turkey on the 20th. What do you guys think are my chances of it being negative?? I’m starting to freak out a lot and I don’t want to screw up this opportunity that’s such a big deal. Any opinions??

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On 27/05/2018 at 2:24 AM, Sherrie_Legz said:

Smoked for 2 months regularly. Have my last appointment with the surgeon coming up on May 29th with some lab work that I know I’ll be having but unsure what it’ll be. I’m guessing there’s going to be a nicotine/continine test. Quit cold turkey on the 20th. What do you guys think are my chances of it being negative?? I’m starting to freak out a lot and I don’t want to screw up this opportunity that’s such a big deal. Any opinions??

How did you go with your tests? I have zero knowledge on how they test for nicotine, but am hoping you passed your tests and have joined the non smokers bench. Giving up cigarettes has been brutal on top of the preop diet.

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