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How long do you need to abstain from smoking to show clear

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How long do you need to abstain from smoking to show clear test results?

Dr_Anderson : Greetings, and thank you for your question. To clarify a few things:
Dr_Anderson : (1) Smoking what, exactly? Tobacco products? Marijuana? Something else?
Dr_Anderson : (2) What kind of test? Drug test? Liver function tests? Chest films?
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1. tobacco products


2. medical insurance test

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How long have you smoking and how much? Typically if one smokes a pack a day for a year, it takes two years of no smoking to recover.
Greetings, and thank you for the reply.

Typically, if it is a urine test, it will not check for tobacco products. If it is a saliva test, it can check for tobacco, but most insurance companies do not do a saliva test. There are no specific blood tests to look for tobacco, either.

Although they should clear well before 2 weeks, if a person abstains from tobacco for a month then their results should be negative for both a urine and salivary test.

I hope this helps - please let me know if you require more information or guidance!

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