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 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