Nicotine/Cotinine test HELP

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  1. Nolan38

    Nolan38 New Member

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    So I’m getting a job at the hospital and it is a tobacco free hospital and test for nicotine/cotinine. I don’t have a vape or ecig or juul. I used to but stopped a while back. My friend has a juul and I’ve been using it a little bit lately. Not frequently at all. Friday Saturday and now today (Monday). Probably haven’t even used up a full tank (.7 ml) at 5%. How am I looking for a test in 8 days counting today? Just a little stressed about it. Obviously not touching it again until after the test. My stupidity. Any thoughts on how I will be for the test? Thanks a lot in advance
     
  2. scalewiz

    scalewiz VU Donator Bronze Contributor Member For 2 Years

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    Just leave the vape alone! Cotinine has a half life of about 20 hours. Meaning in a week you should pass.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    It’s weird to me that a hospital would discriminate for employment based on nicotine and cotinine usage, but every hospital I’ve ever been to employs a lot of morbidly obese doctors, nurses and technicians. I think they’re picking on the wrong thing if their goal is to promote good health.

    Best of luck to you!
     
  5. KingPin!

    KingPin! In my defence, I was left unsupervised ^^ Staff Member Senior Moderator VU Donator Platinum Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    The presence of nicotine in urine can usually be detected within 2-4 days after cessation. Cotinine levels, on the other hand, can remain present in urine for up to 2 weeks in regular nicotine users and for up to 3 weeks or longer in heavy nicotine users

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    https://www.whitecloudelectroniccigarettes.com/blog/nicotine-testing-employment/

    Could be touch and go for you depending on how much you’ve vaped ...careful picking it back up after the test it will likely invalidate any health insurance cover they provide if detected
     
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