Cotinine

Definition of Cotinine:

A chemical from cigarette smoke found in the urine of those exposed to smoke.  Levels reliably reflect the degree of second hand smoke exposure also.

Topics Related to Cotinine

Asthma

...recommendation Tobacco Avoidance
“...In a study of passive smoke exposure, cotinine levels, when tested in asthmatic children, correlated with their bronchial sensitivity...”

Cigarette Smoke Damage

...the condition
“...Unknowingly, they could be contaminating their children's bloodstream with a major nicotine metabolite called cotinine, while damaging their children's bronchial function in the process...”

Female Infertility

...recommendation Tobacco Avoidance
“...Cotinine, a byproduct of nicotine, is found in the cervical mucus of female smokers, and may be toxic to sperm...”
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