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Chewing tobacco & breath alcohol testing issues
This issue continues to come up again and again – and it is one worth asking your client about in all cases where the reported breath reading is inexplicably high. Did your client use chewing tobacco on the day in question? Your client may have had an active pouch of chewing tobacco, or worse, remnants of chewing tobacco debris, in their mouth when a breath sample was obtained. What are the effects? What should have occurred for a reliable breath test result?
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