Tobacco Swab Test

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  1. ZOOYUKA

    ZOOYUKA Platinum Member

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    I have to take a swab saliva test to check for tobacco use for a life insurance policy. I usually don't smoke, but the other night I went out with some buddies and smoked some. Does anybody know if this will show up? I have not smoked in months before this.
     
  2. funboy6942

    funboy6942 Lifer

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    WOW no trust anymore??? I had to get life insurance and I smoked but said I didnt :eek:
    But the trusted my answer I gave them :D
     
  3. Sphexi

    Sphexi Diamond Member

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    Mouthwash and gargle like a madman. Brush a few times with that whitening stuff, and pray you don't miss a spot. Tell them that you were out with friends that were smoking the other night, but that you didn't smoke any. Perhaps they'll believe it's 2nd hand?
     
  4. ZOOYUKA

    ZOOYUKA Platinum Member

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    Its a saliva test, so I don't think it will work.
     
  5. dmw16

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    Wonder why there is no trust anymore...
     
  6. cavemanmoron

    cavemanmoron Lifer

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    LOL

    good luck
     
  7. laurenlex

    laurenlex Platinum Member

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    The detection window for cotinine, the metabolite that is tested for tobacco detection is 36-48 hours.
     
  8. merlocka

    merlocka Platinum Member

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    Are you 100% sure it's a saliva test? I'm pretty sure most of the big insurance companies use urine tests now.

    If you really are NOT a regular smoker, you should call your insurance company and cancel the underwriter appointment. Don't smoke for 3 weeks, then call them back up. If you take the test, and fail for niccotine, you just joined the smoker club. Period.

    If you are a smoker, and you are trying to screw the rest of us by deceiving the insurance company, well... thanks a ton.

     
  9. klah

    klah Diamond Member

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    You better make sure you have a fiery death so they can not perform an autopsy.

     
  10. ggavinmoss

    ggavinmoss Diamond Member

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    Tell them you were out with friends who were smoking and then you engaged in some serious tonsel hockey.

    -geoff
     
  11. huesmann

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    Dang, ya beat me to it!
     
  12. funboy6942

    funboy6942 Lifer

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    I no longer have it. I had to get it as part of my job so I had no choice to lie to make the big bucks :D