There are many questions still surrounding nicotine and one of them is how long it stays in your body for.
You might ask why people care about but it's quite common among those who are taking the cold-turkey approach to quitting smoking. Naturally, they want to know how long the cravings will last.
For that instance, unfortunately, it is dependent on the brain chemistry of the individual. Some people can have the cravings disappear the moment the nicotine leaves the body, however, the majority of people will get cravings until the brain has rewired itself out of the "habit" of responding to nicotine. This takes some time.
The other reason people want to know how long nicotine stays in their body is that insurance companies often require examinations and tests. One of these tests is for nicotine - yes, even people with patches or gum will face higher premiums due to there being a 90% rate of NRT users returning to smoking habits after trying to quit.
For this instance, it is very hard to find nicotine in the blood or urine after 3 to 4 days. So, what these professionals do is test your body for a metabolite of nicotine called cotinine. The metabolite is found in the liver once nicotine is metabolized and it can remain there for 1 to 3 weeks!
Now, here is a disclaimer: We are not doctors, nor do we claim to know everything about the human body. Any ideas you get from our articles and any actions you take as a result of those ideas are YOUR responsibility.
If you're a fellow vaper and use e-liquid that contains nicotine, stopping use or switching to a non-nicotine e-liquid for a week or two has been shown to cause negative cotinine tests.
There you have it!
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