Addiction Test


Your addiction to nicotine is low

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.

Even if you do not strongly depend on nicotine, you may still get strong urges to smoke. Smoking is an addiction and people smoke for physical, mental and emotional reasons. You may be tempted to smoke when you are bored, on the phone, under stress, or with other people who smoke. Knowing when you most want to smoke can help you prepare for these cravings.

Getting support from your family, friends or specialist stop smoking services is also important. Smokeline Advisers are trained to help you quit; you can contact an adviser every day from 8am to 10pm on 0800 84 84 84.

Your addiction to nicotine is medium

You have a medium dependence on nicotine. Consider using stop smoking medications to help you quit. Stop smoking medications can help ease symptoms of withdrawal and cravings while you quit.

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. You might also think about using Champix or Zyban, non-nicotine medications. A Smokeline Adviser can tell you where to go to get free stop smoking medication.

Even if you use medication, you may still have times when you have the urge to smoke. Make sure that you are using other quit smoking strategies. Attending a stop smoking group would also greatly increase your chances of quitting successfully.

Getting support from your family, friends or specialist stop smoking services is also important. Smokeline Advisers are trained to help you quit; you can contact an adviser every day from 8am to 10pm on 0800 84 84 84.

Your addiction to nicotine is high

You have a high dependence on nicotine. Look into stop smoking medication to help you quit. Stop smoking medications can help ease symptoms of withdrawal and cravings while you quit.

You should definitely consider nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). If you smoke regularly throughout the day, you may find the 16 hour patch useful. But if you smoke wake in the night to smoke, a 24 hour patch may be more suitable. If you prefer to control how much nicotine you use and when you use it, try the higher strength gum, lozenge or microtab at a higher dose. You might also think about using Champix or Zyban, non-nicotine medications. A Smokeline Adviser can tell you where to go to get free stop smoking medication.

Medication can help with cravings but it is still common to have times when you have the urge to smoke. Smoking is an addiction and people smoke for physical, mental and emotional reasons. Make sure that you are using other quit smoking strategies along with your medication. Attending a stop smoking group would also greatly increase your chances of quitting successfully. They can help you deal with withdrawal and cravings.

Getting support from your family, friends or specialist stop smoking services is also important. Smokeline Advisers are trained to help you quit; you can contact an adviser every day from 8am to 10pm on 0800 84 84 84.

Your addiction to nicotine is very high

Although you have a very high dependence on nicotine, giving up isn't impossible! You should definitely consider a stop smoking medication to help you quit. Stop smoking medications can help ease symptoms of withdrawal and cravings while you quit.

Different products are available to help combat your cravings. You can talk to a Smokeline Adviser about using one or more stop smoking medicines and what might be right for you. If you use nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), choose a product with a high nicotine content, e.g. patch, gum, lozenge, nasal spray or microtab. You could also think about using Champix or Zyban, non-nicotine medications. These medicines are proven to improve your chances of quitting successfully.

You would really benefit from getting support from a local stop smoking group or one-to-one session. Medication can help with cravings but it is still common to have times when you have the urge to smoke. Smoking is an addiction and people smoke for physical, mental and emotional reasons. Make sure that you are using other quit smoking strategies along with your medication. Attending a stop smoking group would also greatly increase your chances of quitting successfully.

Getting support from your family, friends or specialist stop smoking services is important. Smokeline Advisers are trained to help you quit; you can contact an adviser every day from 8am to 10pm on 0800 84 84 84.


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