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    I am going for a job interview next week and if all goes well they will send me for a drug test. Just wondering if anyone has taken a drug test since vaping. All I do is vape nothing else I just want to make sure I dont have anything to worry about. I know the list of ingredients in the juice but was just wondering if anyone ever ran into a problem? I know some things cause false positive results and I am just hoping that vaping isnt one of them.

    I know medication will show up but I am taking nothing, zero zip nada.

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    I don't believe that you have anything to worry about. PG is present in foods (etc) so if it were to cause false positives I believe that we would have seen it by now.

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    I don't know anything about the drug testing and I'm guessing that they can target specific drugs, therefore they may include nicotine to conclude that you smoke cigarettes and therefore charge you more for your health care benefits. If this happens (and I know a company that does this) then you'll have to request additional tests to prove otherwise.

    But do keep us informed about anything they may say that they did find in their testing. This "drug testing" is definately one for the books as it would be good to know exacty what they may find in the results.

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    It also depends on they type of drug test. They can do a "panel" test with a strip and see if there's any illicit drugs (..., methamphetamine, ......., ......, opiates normal 5 panel, and they have single ones, and 3 panel, etc). However they can test using the mass spectrometer and look for almost anything.

    Oh they do make a panel test for smoking cigarettes. I don't remember if it detects nicotine or tobacco.

    You could be straightforward with them and ask them what they are looking for. You mention your on pain meds, so am I and I have been tested. As long as you have a valid prescription then there's nothing to worry about with them. If they tell you they're only looking for illegal drugs then you don't have to say anything else. If they tell you they're also testing to see if you smoke, I would pull out your e-cig and explain that you have quit smoking and only use this which contains nicotine. Explain how it works and what it does. After that I would probably try to tell them that I use it every hour to keep my nicotine level constant so you don't have withdrawals and want to go back to smoking and they may possibly be okay with you smoking on the job without taking an outside break (because, even if the law doesn't say you can't vape, it's really up to the management/owner what takes place at that business).

    Any other questions, please let me know

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanSTi View Post
    Oh they do make a panel test for smoking cigarettes. I don't remember if it detects nicotine or tobacco.
    I believe it tests cotinine, a metabolite of nicotine. E-cigarette users will have elevated levels of cotinine as compared to a non-smoker, so they might tag you as a smoker.

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    I to have been worried about this, I made a post on the ask an expert section but it hasn't been approved yet. Although, mine was concerning the alcohol used in the liquids. I go to the methadone clinic everyday and get a random drug test once or more a month. I know they test for ETOH (alcohol) and everything else under the sun. I don't have the liquid or ecig I ordered yet so is there anyway to tell by smelling or anything if the liquid has alcohol in it? If its possible that I could test positive I would want to tell my councilor, but I have a feeling they will take it as an excuse for me to start drinking even though I never touch the stuff. Any help would be appreciated, as you can see this is a pretty big deal for me. If I did happen to test positive, it could really mess me over as far as my recovery from opiates is going.

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    I have taken a random drug test at my job that includes a Breathalyzer and I can say for certain that the drug test used for federal employees do not hit for anything. I was snagged just after my break for a random test so I was out vaping just before the test. Breathalyzer cam back with nothing and I still have a job so I assume the drug test showed nothing as well. I use JC reduced PG liquid.

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    I take randoms at the pain clinic all the time and after 7 months+ vaping, I can assure you that it will be as normal as ever. They dont test me for nicotine, I dont think, just to make sure my meds are in and others are not. In any case, Ive had no issues at all....
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    Yea I know they don't test for nicotine but I do know they test for alcohol. Thats the only thing that was worrying me. I might mention it to my councilor anyways and bring it in and show her when I get it maybe they will be understanding about it. Most of them are pretty good people up there. Its just the doctor who is greedy and picky about what shows up on the drug test.

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    They test me for alcohol....I think ull be just fine
    I vape 6-10ml a day if that helps...
    If ur unsure, Id maybe post an inquiry in Medical Information & Answers to Medical Questions - MedHelp forum to be absolutely sure. Alcohol also runs thru ur body so fast....If u know when ur test is, maybe just dont vape 20min before???
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