Switchable solvents represent a new solvent the use of which is in line of consideration of Green chemistry. In this work, a.novel, green, ligandless switchable solvent based liquid phase microextraction method (LL-SHS-LPME) for preconcentration and determination of nickel was developed. The reversible change of hydrophilicity of 1-ethylpiperidine after exposing to CO2 was the key property allowed simple and effective extraction process. The factors influencing the extraction procedure, including pH, type and volume of switchable solvent volume, way for removing of CO2, vortexing time, and matrix effect were studied. The accuracy of the developed method was evaluated by the analysis of the certified reference materials and addition-recovery test. The developed extraction method was successfully applied for determination of nickel in food and cigarette samples. (C) 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.