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Posted by: Mr P | 2009-07-20

Smoking

I have stopped smoking for 102 days, when does the nicotein leave your system

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Dear Mr P

Congratulations with this great achievement! This is great!

It usually takes about 10 days for the nicotine to flush out of your system - the craving may go on for a bit longer, especially if you drink lots of coffee or eat chocolates or use alcohol regularly. Try to avoid these drinks/foods in the beginning if you stop smoking. It may help to drink a good multivitamin supplement, lots of water or fruit juice and to get some exercise each day - even walking 30 minutes is enough ( to flush your system and help your lungs get rid of old built up toxins). Try to not eat a lot of sweets, rather eat a dried prune and keep the pip in your mouth to keep it busy if you feel you need to keep your mouth busy (or chew sugar free chewing gum)
Dr Bets

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