It is common to see heavy smokers with dark yellow tobacco stains on their fingertips. Many people regard stained fingers as a result of nicotine and call them nicotine stains. However, nicotine is not the root cause of tobacco stains.
Indeed, tobacco stains on fingers are likely caused by long-term exposure to tobacco cigarette smoke and its contained chemicals rather than by nicotine.
When a cigarette is lit, combustion produces smoke, and cigarette smoke includes thousands of compounds. Some of these compounds settle and attach to surfaces they come into contact with after becoming airborne in the smoke, such as your fingers and teeth. Over time, the stains are generated and hard to remove.
How to prevent tobacco stains on your fingers?
Stopping smoking is by far the most superb option for any smoker. Once you give up smoking, you can say goodbye to tobacco stains. However, quitting smoking isn’t that easy. Are there any ways to continue enjoying nicotine while staying away from tobacco stains?
The answer is absolute yes. Thanks to the advancement of the nicotine industry, you have a lot of choices to enjoy nicotine and avoid tobacco stains. Here we list down the mainstream alternatives to tobacco cigarettes.
To deliver nicotine into your body, vaping employs e-liquids that are vaporized into vapor rather than smoke (there are also nicotine free e-liquids available in the market). This vapor, unlike cigarette smoke, evaporates quickly and leaves little or even no tobacco stains on the hands.
2. Nicotine Pouches
Nicotine pouches use a small bag to contain either tobacco-derived or synthetic nicotine. All you need is to pick a nicotine pouch, and put it between the upper lip and gum to wait for a steady release of nicotine into the bloodstream. There is no need to worry about finger stains with nicotine pouches.
Our NIOO nicotine pouches provide a series of delicious flavors that can activate your senses and offer a fabulous nicotine journey. We recommend trying the blueberry flavor if you desire to experience a perfect balance of sour and sweet. For the mint person, we offer mint and menthol flavors that can refresh your palate with their pleasantly icy flavor. Moreover, our NIOO nicotine pouches provide nicotine simulation that can last for up to 60 minutes. Choose the NIOO nicotine pouch, and you have no need to worry about tobacco stains anymore.
3. HNB Products
HNB products refer to heat-no-burn products. They can be divided into two categories, tobacco-contained and tobacco free. HNB tobacco products mimic the authentic tobacco taste and ritual associated with cigarette smoking. They use real tobacco and heat it rather than burn it. In contrast to cigarettes, this heating procedure generates nicotine-containing vapor. There is no exposure to smoke when using HNB tobacco products, which is the primary reason for finger staining in smokers.
Exploring a healthier way of nicotine use, some brands have creatively developed tobacco free HNB products. For instance, NIOO Labs has innovated herbal heatsticks, which contain NIOO granulates that is derived from tea leaves and other plants instead of tobacco. Being processed with industry-leading technologies, NIOO herbal heatsticks can bring incredible nicotine simulation while preventing you from tobacco stains.
However, for some heavy smokers, the tobacco stains have already become stubborn and hard to remove.
How to remove tobacco stains on your fingers?
Here we provide you with several effective methods to fix stubborn tobacco stains. You may need to prepare bleach, toothpaste, or lemon juice in advance. They are all effective helpers.
1. Exfoliate your skin.
At first, you need to soak your fingers in the water. Several minutes are enough for your skin to prune. Use a body brush or nail file to gently rub the yellowed area until tobacco stains appear faded. But do not rub for too long as it may harm your skin. In this way, you can easily remove less stubborn stains.
2. Use toothpaste to scrub your fingers.
For stubborn stains, you can try toothpaste. It can assist in the removal of tobacco stains from your fingers. Squeeze a dab of any normal toothpaste onto the yellow part of one of your fingers. Then, using a toothbrush, scrub the toothpaste into your skin for a few minutes before rinsing with warm water. If the tobacco stains are still here, consider using whitening toothpaste.
3. Try lemon juice.
Lemon juice is one of the most effective natural bleaching agents that may aid in the removal of finger tobacco stains. All you need is to cut a fresh lemon in half and use it to rub the stained areas until they are saturated. Do not rinse the lemon juice at once. Let them remain on your fingers for 5-10 minutes. It’s okay to repeat this process if you don’t see any improvements. However, if there are some small cuts on your fingertips, you’d better give up this method. Because it may cause skin irritation, wash the lemon juice off with warm water at once if you find it unpleasant.
4. Potatoes can bring surprises.
I am not joking. Peel a common potato and rub your stained area with it! It only takes several minutes and you will see the result. Rinse off the potato juice and repeat the procedure throughout the day until you get what you want.
5. Aspirin always works.
Dissolve a single aspirin tablet in an 8-ounce cup of boiling water. Wait for the water to cool before dipping the soiled fingers in and soaking them for several minutes. This method is especially effective when your nails are also stained by tobacco smoke. Mix a few drops of water with a single aspirin pill to make a paste that you can use to scrub them. Leave the aspirin on your nails for about 15 minutes. Do remember to wash aspirin off with soap and water after the tobacco stains fade away.
Tobacco stains are annoying. Luckily, these stains can be removed with several methods. But the best way to get rid of tobacco stains is to give up cigarettes and stay away from tobacco smoke. You can replace tobacco products with our NIOO nicotine products, and embrace clean fingertips.
NIOO is always here to innovate in nicotine products to establish a smoke-free and tobacco-free world. Try our nicotine pouch and herbal heatsticks and you won’t regret it!