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Test your nicotine dependence

1. How soon after waking do you smoke your first cigarette?

A. Less than five minutes
B. 5-30 minutes
C. 31-60 minutes
D. More than an hour

Give yourself 3 points for A, 2 points for B, 1 point for C, and 0 points for D.

 

2. Do you find it difficult to refrain from smoking in places where it is forbidden?

A. Yes
B. No

Give yourself 1 point for A and 0 points for B.

 

3. Which cigarette would you most hate to give up?

A. First one in the morning
B. Any other

Give yourself 1 point for A and 0 points for B.

 

4. How many cigarettes do you smoke per day?

A. More than 30 per day
B. 21-30 per day
C. 11-20 per day
D. 10 or less per day

Give yourself 3 points for A, 2 points for B, 1 point for C and 0 points for D.

 

5. Do you smoke more frequently during the first hours after waking than during the rest of the day?

A. Yes
B. No

Give yourself 1 point for A and 0 points for B.

 

6. Do you smoke even if you are so ill that you are in bed most of the day?

A. Yes
B. No

Give yourself 1 point for A and 0 points for B.


 

Now add up your total points.


Results:
Heavy nicotine dependence: 5-6 points
Moderate nicotine dependence: 3-4 points
Light nicotine dependence: 0-2 points