Not medical/legal advice: Yes, it will. Just like regular tobacco, hookah contains nicotine. Fruity flavours tend to mask the toxins present in hookah. Thinking they are only inhaling fruity flavours, smokers are more likely to use it in excess amounts. Smoking hookah and cigarettes produces nicotine that has approximately the same levels.
Nicotine can be detected for a shorter time with some tests, but can be "visible" for up to 3 months in other tests. The detection of nicotine in the system is also dependent upon each individual's metabolism, age, body mass, health conditions, physical activity and other factors, making it almost impossible to determine an exact time nicotine will show up on a drug test.
An estimated range of times during which nicotine can be detected by various testing methods:
- Urine Test: 2-4 days
- Blood Test: 2-4 days
- Saliva Test: 1-4 days
Like many other drugs, nicotine can be detected with a hair follicle drug test for up to 90 days.
Hookah smoking has its own set of risks. Know its negative health effects at The Macomb Daily.