Despite enormous progress in reducing smoking, tobacco use is still the leading cause of preventable death in the United States and imposes a terrible toll on families, businesses and government. Tobacco kills more than 480,000 people annually – more than AIDS, alcohol, car accidents, illegal drugs, murders and suicides combined. Tobacco costs the U.S. approximately $170 billion in health care expenditures and more than $150 billion in lost productivity each year.
Nicotine testing can determine whether recent tobacco use has occurred through most mediums such as cigars, pipe tobacco, smokeless tobacco and cigarettes. It is simple, easy to do, and extremely accurate.
Some companies have the need to test for tobacco and nicotine consumption. This can be to ensure people who claim to be non-smokers for the purpose of paying less on their health insurance premiums really are non-smokers. The test is intended for forensic, non-diagnostic use only to determine tobacco or nicotine use.