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So after 2 months of not smoking I caved in and had a cigarette yesterday. Dumb I know. Nicotine stays in your system for up to 4 days. Did anyone get screened for nicotine (or any other drug) on the day of surgery? My surgery is in 4 days and I'm worried that it'll come up.

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One is fine I am a smoker- IF you are really worried go to GNC and get a flush out

I did not have a nicotine test and smoked on the way to the hospital

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I don't smoke but on the day of surgery I wasn't tested but asked if I'd smoked or drank or eaten anything.

I bet you will be okay; come here and vent next time you feel like caving:)

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18 minutes ago, JettK said:

I don't smoke but on the day of surgery I wasn't tested but asked if I'd smoked or drank or eaten anything.

I bet you will be okay; come here and vent next time you feel like caving:)

Thanks JettK

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this isn't what you asked (the answer to what you asked was no, they didn't re-test me the morning of surgery, or at least not to my knowledge), but don't slip up with smoking. I smoked for 20 years (finally quit for good 25 years ago). Before my final quit, I had two pretty long-term "quits" (c. a year or more). All it took both those times was one cigarette, and within a couple of weeks, I was back smoking full-time again - and about to kill myself for doing so!! I know I can never, ever smoke a cigarette again, or it'll be back to full-time smoking in a matter of time. The addiction and my identity with smoking is still strong all these years later - I still have dreams where I'm smoking a cigarette - sheesh!!! So - don't let yourself slip up again!

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Did your surgery go off without a hitch? Did they test you?

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On 2/7/2020 at 7:48 PM, GotItDoneInHarlem said:

Nicotine stays in your system for up to 4 days. Did anyone get screened for nicotine (or any other drug) on the day of surgery?

I was never screened and in fact the first time I ever heard about this was on this board.

I saw patients smoking the day before surgery and the days after surgery. Of course it was advised to stop smoking but in the end surgeons gave a damn.

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Never tested also saw other patients smoking

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