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Why would you need a nicotine test?

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Some of the most common reasons include:

  • Court-ordered testing in child custody cases
  • For smoking cessation programs
  • When applying for health or life insurance
  • Before certain surgeries
  • For employment
  • If your doctor suspects nicotine overdose

SOURCES:

Workplace Fairness: “Drug Testing”

New Health Guide: “How Long Does It Take for Nicotine to Completely Leave the Body?”

Lab Tests Online: “Nicotine / Cotinine”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on November 25, 2018

SOURCES:

Workplace Fairness: “Drug Testing”

New Health Guide: “How Long Does It Take for Nicotine to Completely Leave the Body?”

Lab Tests Online: “Nicotine / Cotinine”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on November 25, 2018

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