What type of smoker are you


1. How many cigarettes do you smoke each day? > 25 16-25 <16
2. What is the nicotine content in your cigarettes (in mg)? >1,5 0,8 >0,8
3. Do you inhale the smoke? Always Sometimes Never
4. How long after waking up do you smoke your first cigarette of the day? - 30mn +30mn
5. Which cigarette do you find the most essential? The first one of the day
Another one
6. Do you find it difficult not to smoke in places where smoking is banned? Yes No
7. Do you smoke even if illness forces you to stay in bed? Yes No
points =
Result: If you score
0-4 points: you have a low addiction level.
5-6 points: you have a moderate addiction level.
7-8 points: you have a high addiction level.
9-11 points: you have a very high addiction level.

Why do you smoke?
When answering the questions in this test, you will understand some of the reasons why you smoke.
Your responses to the questions will enable you to choose the best method to wean yourself off the habit.
Here are a few statements used by smokers to describe what smoking brings to them.
Which of these apply best to your own situation?
Tick one box for each statement.

Important :
Please reply to all the questions      A* O* S* R* N*
=Always  O*=Ofen  S*=Sometimes  R*=Rarely  N*=Never
A. I smoke when I feel a drop in energy. A O S R N
B. Holding a cigarette in my hand is all part of the pleasure of smoking. A O S R N
C. Smoking is both pleasant and relaxing. A O S R N
D. I light up a cigarette when I’m angry. A O S R N
E. I can’t bear being without a cigarette. A O S R N
F. I just smoke automatically without even being aware of doing so. A O S R N
G. I smoke to stimulate myself. A O S R N
I. I enjoy smoking. A O S R N
J. When something annoys me or bothers me, I light up a cigarette. A O S R N
K. When I’m not smoking, I’m very aware of the fact. A O S R N
L. Sometimes I find myself lighting up a cigarette when I’ve still got one alight in the ashtray. A O S R N
M. I smoke to feel good. A O S R N
N. Watching the smoke that I breathe out is part of the pleasure of smoking for me. A O S R N
O. I have more of an urge to smoke when I feel good and relaxed. A O S R N
P. When I’m down in the dumps or want to forget my troubles, I light up a cigarette. A O S R N
Q. I really want to smoke a cigarette when I haven’t smoked for a long time. A O S R N
R. I sometimes have a cigarette in my mouth and don’t remember to light it. A O S R N
A*=Always  O*=Ofen  S*=Sometimes  R*=Rarely  N*=Never
A + G + M = Stimulation
B + I + N = Keeping your hands occupied
C + I + O = Increasing your feeling of well-being
D + J + P = Reduction of negative sensations
E + K + Q = Psychological dependence
F + L + R = Habit
A score of 11 or above is high and indicates that this factor represents an important source of satisfaction for you, which you will have to take into account in your endeavours to give up. Any score less than 7 is considered as low.

Stimulation – your score:
If your score is high, you are one of those smokers who use cigarettes as a means of giving yourself stimulation. It helps to keep you alert, to muster your energy and to go further. If you try to give up smoking, you will have to choose a healthy alternative: brisk walking and some exercise at those moments when you feel the strongest urge for a cigarette.

Keeping your hands occupied your score:
It may be satisfying to play with an object, but there are plenty of other ways to keep your hands occupied without smoking a cigarette. Why not play with a pencil instead, doodle, or just fiddle with any other object?

Increasing your feeling of well-being your score:
It isn’t easy to ascertain if you smoke to make yourself feel good, i.e. for the pleasure of smoking or to reduce negative sensations. Around two thirds of smokers have high or very scores in the column “relaxation-pleasure”. Half of them also come out high on the scale of “reduction of negative sensations”.

Reduction of negative sensations your score:
Many smokers use cigarettes in situations where they feel stressed or uneasy; the cigarettes thus act as a sort of tranquilliser. But they don’t really provide any real help to a heavy smoker who is trying to compensate for serious personal problems. When such people decide to give up, they experience little difficulty in doing so, but may be tempted to start again if they go through a crisis period. Physical exercise or some sort of social activity can act as useful diversions, even during a tense period.

Psychological dependence your score:
Smokers who have a high “psychological dependence” score find it most difficult to give up smoking. For them, the urge to light up the next cigarette starts from the moment that they stub out the previous one. The method of stopping progressively is, therefore, ineffective.

Habit your score:
Smokers in this category no longer really enjoy smoking. They are content just to light up a cigarette at regular intervals, without even being aware that they are doing so. They can find it easy to stop and not start again if they can manage to break the smoking gesture habit. Reducing progressively can be an effective method if the circumstances where the smoker lights up are altered. The smoker then becomes aware of each cigarette smoked. He then has to ask himself: “Do I really need this cigarette?” Smokers are surprised at the number of cigarettes that they don’t really want.


Tobacco and the money that goes up in smoke

Number of cigarettes per jour: :
Average cost per cigarette = 25 Swiss centimes (approx. € 020)
1 Month :  CHF
1 Year :  CHF
2 Years :  CHF
3 Years :  CHF
4 Years :  CHF
5 Years :  CHF

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