Ask an expert
Question

12 Dec 2012

Smoking
Is it true if you stop smoking for 48 hours, that there will be no nicotine in your blood?
Answer 1,616 views
Expert
Stop Smoking Advice
Stop Smoking Advice

01 Jan 0001

How long nicotine stays in your blood depends on how heavily you've been smoking, and it also differs from person to person. Nicotine levels in the body drop quickly after you stop smoking, and should should clear from your blood after 2-4 days. However, there are tests that can detect exposure to tobacco even weeks after stopping.
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.