Cigarettes and e-cigarettes have one thing in common, that is nicotine.
If you’ve kicked your smoking habit and are looking for a better alternative, a vaping pen might be just what you need.
But you need to be aware that vaping also exposes you to nicotine, and if you go for a drug test you will definitely be flagged.
The reason you are reading this article is that you want to know if there is a way to pass the nicotine test after vaping. Newsflash, you can, and we’ll tell you how.
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Ways to Bypass Nicotine Drug Tests
The truth is, it is not advisable to vape on the same day as the nicotine test, as it becomes very difficult to pass the test.
If you already know in advance that you need to pass a nicotine test, it may be a good idea to switch your e-liquid to a brand with lower nicotine content.
All e-liquids have nicotine content, so you should make sure to choose one with a lower nicotine content, as this will clear the nicotine from your system more quickly.
Before taking a nicotine test, there are a few things you need to do;
- Increase water intake
Of course, nicotine is a dehydrating substance, and you need plenty of fluids to replace what you’ve lost while vaping.
Drinking plenty of water before the test will help dilute the urine sample, and with luck, you may pass the nicotine test.
Typically, nicotine is tested using samples from different parts of the body; hair, nails, saliva, urine and blood. However, the most common are urine and blood samples.
So, if you want to stand a chance of passing a nicotine urine test, you need to drink plenty of water to help detoxify and flush waste out of your liver and kidneys.
Another way to pass the nicotine test is to use a strong detox drink, or possibly a detox pill. Some detoxes claim to mask toxins for a few hours, so you might as well give that a try. Be aware, however, that these detoxes do not remove toxins from your body, as they leak back into your system during processing.
However, if you have a lot of free time, it’s best to detox naturally.
increase water intake
- Makucho method
Remember, we mentioned using a hair sample to check for the presence of nicotine in the body. So if you’re going to do a test on your hair, the only way to pass the test is to successfully remove the nicotine from the hair, FYI, nicotine can stay in the hair for up to 90 days.
For that, you have to use the Macujo method, not just cheap ones. The Macujo method is the most famous method for detoxifying hair follicles. This process works because it opens up the cuticle and eliminates every drop of nicotine in the hair.
The only downside to this process is that you could end up damaging your hair since it has been exposed to a lot of harsh chemicals.
Ingredients needed to wash your hair to remove nicotine include salicylic acid shampoo, high-acetate vinegar, and an “old-fashioned aloe vera detox.”
When using all of these products on your hair, make sure you use rubber gloves for your hands, and use good quality goggles to protect your eyes.
Shampoo your hair daily for at least a week before taking the nicotine test and that should do the trick.
- Neutralize mouthwash
Most nicotine tests do not include a saliva sample because it is so easy to do. So if you’re only testing with saliva, you’re in luck.
If you are not a heavy vaper, all you need to do is quit smoking for at least a week before taking the test.
Typically, certain brands of mouthwash can neutralize saliva for several hours. Taking these few hours to take the saliva nicotine test will help you pass it with ease. If you have a saliva test, you will also need to drink plenty of water and make sure to swirl the water in your mouth with each sip.
You can also use neutralizing nicotine gum 15 minutes before the test. Simply place the capsules in your mouth and chew. However, the faint smell might make you sick, so it’s not the best way to get a saliva test.
Just use a strong mouthwash at least three times a day for a week or so and you should be fine.
- Detox pills
A detox is perfect if you’re going to have a blood nicotine test, and even better if you have a week before your test.
Of course, nicotine doesn’t stay in the blood for more than three days, but if you’re a heavy e-cigarette user, you might even have traces of concentrated cotinine in your blood for up to 14 days.
The best way to evade a blood nicotine test is to lower your nicotine levels first, or quit smoking altogether 10 days or so before the test.
During alcohol withdrawal, you can drink natural detox drinks or medications, as this will speed up the rate at which toxins leave your bloodstream.
Ideally, if you don’t vape for 10 days, your blood shouldn’t have any toxins or nicotine in it, but to get rid of them faster, use a detox three times a week.
- Change your eating habits
Eating plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits can help enhance detoxification. Fruits and green vegetables are antioxidants that help the body metabolize, and they also flush nicotine out of the body quickly.
In fact, most people don’t even like vegetables in their food because they don’t taste very good, but they really don’t know what they’re missing out on.
Vegetables are rich in fiber and water, both of which are necessary to increase the process of drug metabolism in the body.
Drink plenty of fluids like cranberry juice and green tea, as they also help flush nicotine from your body.
Vitamin C is another important vitamin to include in your diet if you’re trying to pass a nicotine or drug test, as it also speeds up your metabolism.
You should also eat foods that promote bile production in your liver, as this will help speed up the removal of nicotine from your system.
Remember, you shouldn’t rely on dietary changes alone to pass the test, but combine them with detoxes or other methods listed above.
- Start exercising
Surprising right? Yes, exercising can help flush nicotine out of your body.
Regular exercise gets your blood flowing faster and you end up sweating more than usual. Your body can release waste products (nicotine/drugs) through sweat.
You don’t even need to engage in strenuous exercise; walk around the neighborhood and use your bike regularly.
If you’ve ever wondered how long nicotine lasts in your body, we’ll tell you;
How long does nicotine stay in the body?
Most insurers use a urine sample to test for nicotine concentrate, which does not remain in urine for more than a week.
So instead of checking for nicotine, insurance companies test for the nicotine metabolite “cotinine.”
Cotinine can stay in the body for about three weeks, sometimes even a month, depending on the individual. So it’s important to keep yourself clean for at least a month if you want to pass the nicotine test.
How long nicotine/cotinine stays in your body depends on different factors such as: gender, age, hormone levels, taking certain medications and of course how often you vape.
How long does nicotine stay in the body?
What happens when you take a break from nicotine?
Are you worried that you might experience withdrawal symptoms if you don’t vape for a month? You shouldn’t.
While it is true that you may experience headaches and dizziness, it is not serious or cause for alarm.
Nicotine is addictive, and it’s normal to feel a certain way when you’re not taking nicotine, especially if you’re a regular user.
Other nicotine withdrawal symptoms you may experience include constipation, increased hunger, tiredness and difficulty concentrating.
These symptoms vary from person to person and usually subside after three days. So if you are able to successfully quit after 3-5 days, you should have no problem quitting for a month before passing the nicotine test.
Note that the best way to pass the nicotine test is to stay away from nicotine for at least 13 days. None of the methods listed are 100% foolproof, and it would be a shame to get into trouble for something that could have been avoided.
To be safe, reduce the amount of nicotine you inhale, and quit vaping within 10 days, and you should be able to pass the nicotine test without any problems.