Smoking is not only highly addictive, primarily due to nicotine, but it also exposes people to hundreds of chemicals that are harmful to our health and has been directly linked to certain types of cancer.
Smoking is a factor by which healthcare providers make choices for certain surgical procedures. In addition to this, health insurance providers take smoking into consideration as a risk factor for policy premium calculations.
Nicotine has been found to be a good indicator for the exposure to smoking. The screening test developed by Hair Diagnostix allows customers to view exposure to smoke and passive smoke over the course of the last three months. The customer can then assess aspects such as exposure to secondhand smoke, and smoking status with their healthcare personnel to aid in making the most informed decision.