Use this simple quiz to find out how addicted you are to cigarettes. Choose one answer for each question and find out your addiction score.
How soon after you wake up do you smoke your first cigarette?
Do you find it difficult to refrain from smoking in places where it is not permitted (e.g. on a plane, in the cinema)
Which cigarette would you hate most to give up?
How many cigarettes do you smoke per day?
Do you smoke more frequently during the first hours after waking than during the rest of the day?
Do you smoke if you are so ill that you are in bed most of the day?
You scored x%.
You have a low dependence on nicotine and you may be able to quit on your own. However, if you have tried on your own before and failed, then try using nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) occasionally to supplement your willpower. A lower strength gum, lozenge, microtab or inhalator may be suitable.
You have a medium dependence on nicotine. If you have failed to give up on previous quit attempts, you should definitely consider nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). If you smoke at regular intervals throughout the day, try using a 16 hour patch. If you have a more irregular smoking pattern, low strength gum, microtab, lozenge, or inhalator may be suitable. Attending a stop smoking group would also greatly increase your chances of quitting successfully. You might also think about using Zyban, a non-nicotine medication that is available on prescription from your GP only.
Although you have a very high dependence on nicotine, giving up isn't impossible! You should definitely consider nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) product with a high nicotine content, e.g. patch, gum, lozenge, nasal spray or microtab. You would really benefit from getting support from a local stop smoking group or one-to-one session. You should also discuss using Zyban, a non-nicotine medication, with your GP.
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