Tobacco and pre-employment drug test.
I have searched every place I can logically think of (even the forums here), but cannot find an answer to this question:
"Will a pre-employment hair (drug) test be looking for illegal drugs only?"
I am asking for this reason:
I chew tobacco once in while (read: 1-3 times a month) when I play golf, and am concerned about being disqualified if my drug test comes back positive for nicotine.
I'm going to be subjected to a drug test in the next few weeks/months, and am curious. I have ZERO problems never chewing again if it's a requirement for employment.
I have searched everywhere possible for my Departments' guidelines on tobacco use, but simply can NOT find one line of fact. Anywhere!! If I called the HR department of the FD, or the City, would they have the answer?
I also read the NFPA 1582, and all I can find is "220.127.116.11 Tobacco use shall be a Category A medical condition (where allowed by law)." But I don't totally understand what that means, exactly.
I'm not looking for "quit using tobacco", or "stop chewing"...this I know, but I have read up on the hair tests, and understand that it can show months or even years' of 'history'. So my concerns are limited to nicotine showing up on my test, and how to handle it if it does.
Thanks in advance for your help and insight.