My question is how long after I quit smoking is the measurable nicotine out of my blood? I ask this because I want to know how long I have to wait to take a blood test to get my insurance cost to go down.
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replied January 4th, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and would like to help

Nicotine can be detected for up to 5 days after quitting smoking while cotinine(a by product of nicotine) can stay up to 2 weeks in blood stream.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
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Dr khalil
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replied January 29th, 2019

Word of warning - Insurance companies usually have advanced tests which can detect many of the toxins left behind by smoking (not just the nicotine). Apparently these can be detected many months after stopping.

I had a simple urine test and the insurance consultant just dipped in some kind of electronic detector pen which came up with numerous signs of smoking.

However, as Dr khalil states above, I'd always seek professional advice before getting caught out on something like this.

Hope this helps anyone else with a similar question!
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