Lung cancer is one of the most popular diseases in the world. The main reason leads to this disease is Cigarette. We can see many recommendations that Cigarette is very harmful to you because it contains nicotine. Nicotine absorption into your system is very fast but how long does nicotine stay in your system???
What is Nicotine?
Nicotine is one of the chemicals in a cigarette which can make you addictive. Whenever you smoke, nicotine will absorb immediately into the lungs, or when you chew tobacco, it will go through the mouth and nose into your system. Sometimes skin also absorbs nicotine. After smoking, nicotine comes into the bloodstream and the brain throughout the body? The smokers will get a feeling of calmness after smoking. Then you will crave it more and more.
What Does Nicotine Effect on Your Body?
Whenever you inhaled nicotine from a cigarette, or anything contains nicotine, even with a small amount or larger mount, it also conducted several health problems, especially with heart and lungs.
Nicotine goes into the body and releases a hormone called epinephrine. It makes increase heartbeat, high blood pressure, blood sugar level and also fast breathing. Using nicotine can cause heart attack and stroke because nicotine causes contributed arteries which is contributes heart attack.
Nicotine can cause some symptoms of asthma such as Coughing, wheezing, breathless, chest tightness and so on. It is the main reason leads to COPD. That’s why 90% smoker have lung cancer.
Nicotine also has some effect on the immune system and the teeth. The function of the immune system is weaker, and their teeth will become yellow, and the gums are thinner. It leads to strange breath.
Nicotine also may decrease the appetite, change your mood, promote the memory, cognition, relieves depression and increases brain activity. After smoking, nicotine is metabolized in the body. So, How long does nicotine stay in your system after you smoke? You can read some information below to find an answer.
How Long Does Nicotine Stay in Your Blood?
We can use both qualitative and quantitative test to detect nicotine in your blood. When you smoke or chewing gum…. Nicotine can stay 1 or 3 days in the blood after the last one you use nicotine. The time of nicotine exists in the body also based on the dose or frequency you smoke. When nicotine comes into the body, enzymes in your liver break nicotine become Cotinine. Sometimes Cotinine levels are used to detect nicotine’s level in the body. It can be found from 1 and even 10 days. Nevertheless, sometimes you will get fail positive results because of the appearance of Thyoxinate and laboratory errors.
How Long Does it Take for Nicotine Removal From Your Urine?
Urine contains higher levels of nicotine than blood and saliva. And a urine test also easier. We just need a few minutes to get the sample, and it quickly gets positive and negative results. The test’s basic accepted standard is 200ng/ml. Nicotine metabolites to Anabasine in the urine. So when you detect nicotine, it means we check for Anabasine level. The levels remain detectable in the urine just only 3 to 4 days.
However in some cases, about passive smokers, a urine test may be positive from 15 until 20 days.
How Long it Takes to Get Rid of Nicotine From Your Saliva?
A saliva test is more accurate than other tests, and it is the most popular test which it uses to detect nicotine levels. The nicotine levels can be detected from 0 to 2000ng/ml. With this test, we need saliva sample which soaks about 20 minutes. Nicotine will react with saliva metabolite to Cotinine. Cotinine has a longer half-life than nicotine. This test shows different levels of Cotinine, and from there we can detect nicotine level. We can detect nicotine more than 10 hours or even 2-4 days.
How Long Does Nicotine Stay in Your Hair?
We can use hair test for Cotinine. This is the most reliable method but also most difficult, expensive and slowest. It also uses for scientific studies and hair sample can retain Cotinine to three months.
The Factors Effect About The Longevity of Nicotine Stay in Your System?
The frequency of smoking
Depending on the frequency of smoking, it Divides smokers into three groups: light users( once a week) moderate users( three times a week) and heavy users( every day).
With light users, nicotine will go through the body within 2-3 days of smoking. With moderate users, it takes longer time and with heavy users, it can up to a year after your last exposure.
Individual physiological factors: Age, hormone levels.
When you were young, the time to disposing of Nicotine is less than older people. Women have estrogen or pregnant woman metabolite nicotine more quickly than men and are different from each person.
The Medication You Are Using
There is some medication can affect to metabolize of nicotine’s rate in the body. There are some drugs can make the rate of metabolizing slower: Antibiotic and phenobarbital will increase the metabolism process. Antifungal or hypertension medication can slow down the metabolism process.
Smoking time in a day: from 6 pm to 3 pm this time is slowest to cleaning nicotine.
Liver and Kidney Function
Because these organs have important roles in this process so the conditions of these organs can affect how long does nicotine stays in your system.
How to Get Nicotine Out of Your System?
The topic of nicotine staying in your system was presented before? So we also have some tips for you to get nicotine out of your system as soon as possible.
The first thing you need to do: stop using nicotine. Of course, this is very difficult for addiction people but don’t worry because you have family who supports you, doing activities.
The second thing: Drink a lot of water. It can help you clear nicotine by due to increase in urinary flow rate. But you should not drink too much water because it can lead to electrolyte imbalance.
Taking Vitamin C: Vitamin C can increase your chance of passing a nicotine test. One study showed that who took vitamin C will have low concentrations of nicotine metabolites in their urine compared with normal one.
This article showed you more information about nicotine staying in your system. Nicotine or smoking is very harmful to you and people around you. Hope it helpful for you to get out of Smoking, or anything contain nicotine.
Bio: My name is Jelly Jeff. I would like to write all helpful information about health for people in the world.