What is nicotine?

Nicotine is a chemical compound that is present in tobacco. When tobacco is smoked, nicotine is absorbed through the wall lining of the small air sacs in the lungs. When sniffed or chewed, it is absorbed through the mucous membranes of the nose or mouth. Nicotine can also be absorbed through the skin.

Nicotine street names (Nicknames)

Smokes, Butt, Ciggies, Stogs, Stokes, Snouts, Tabs, Cigs, Butts, Cigs, Smokes, Tobacco, Chew, Dip, Snuff

How long does nicotine stay in your hair?

For the majority of people, nicotine stays in body systems and can be detected by hair test for up to 90 days.

How long does nicotine stay in your saliva?

For the majority of people, nicotine stays in body systems and can be detected by saliva test from 1 to 4 days.

How long does nicotine stay in your urine?

For the majority of people, nicotine stays in body systems and can be detected by urine test from 2 to 4 days.

How long does nicotine stay in your blood?

For the majority of people, nicotine stays in body systems and can be detected by blood test from 2 to 4 days.

The provided estimates are averaged and can vary upwards or downwards, depending upon many factors:

  • How long you have been taking nicotine;
  • Whether you have excessive weight;
  • Whether you have had physical activity before test;
  • Dehydration of your body;
  • Metabolism, height, age, sex and other factors.