Addiction Test


How soon after you wake up do you smoke your first cigarette?
Do you find it difficult not to smoke where smoking is banned?
Which cigarette would you hate to give up most?
How many cigarettes do you smoke per day?
Do you smoke more in the morning than during the rest of the day?
Do you smoke even if you're so ill that you are in bed?

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. Quit Your Way Scotland Advisers are trained to help you quit; you can contact an adviser on 0800 84 84 84 or by chatting online at www.QuitYourWay.scot. Our helpline and webchat services are open:

Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 10.00pm and Saturday and Sunday, 9.00am to 5.00pm.

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 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. A Quit Your Way Scotland 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. Quit Your Way Scotland Advisers are trained to help you quit; you can contact an adviser on 0800 84 84 84 or by chatting online at www.QuitYourWay.scot. Our helpline and webchat services are open:

Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 10.00pm and Saturday and Sunday, 9.00am to 5.00pm.

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 consider nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). If you smoke regularly throughout the day, you may find the 16 hour patch useful. But if you 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. A Quit Your Way Scotland 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. Quit Your Way Scotland Advisers are trained to help you quit; you can contact an adviser on 0800 84 84 84 or by chatting online at www.QuitYourWay.scot. Our helpline and webchat services are open:

Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 10.00pm and Saturday and Sunday, 9.00am to 5.00pm.

Your addiction to nicotine is very high

Although you have a very high dependence on nicotine, giving up isn’t impossible! You should 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 Quit Your Way Scotland 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. These 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. Quit Your Way Scotland Advisers are trained to help you quit; you can contact an adviser on 0800 84 84 84 or by chatting online at www.QuitYourWay.scot. Our helpline and webchat services are open:

Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 10.00pm and Saturday and Sunday, 9.00am to 5.00pm.


Now you've taken the test, why not speak to someone at Quit Your Way Scotland?