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Fagerstrom Test for Nicotine Dependence

Is smoking "just a habit" or are you addicted? Take this test and find out your level of dependence on nicotine.

* Heatherton TF, Kozlowski LT, Frecker RC, Fagerstrom KO. The Fagerstrom Test for Nicotine Dependence: A revision of the Fagerstrom Tolerance Questionnaire. British Journal of Addictions 1991;86:1119-27


1) How soon after you wake up do you smoke your first cigarette?

  • after 60 minutes
  • 31-60 minutes
  • 6-30 minutes
  • within 5 minutes

2) Do you find it difficult to refrain from smoking in places where it is forbidden?

  • no
  • yes

3) Which cigarette would you hate most to give up?

  • The first in the morning
  • any other

4) How many cigarettes per day do you smoke?

  • 10 or less
  • 11-20
  • 21-30
  • 31 or more

5) Do you smoke more frequently during the first hours after awakening than during the rest of the day?

  • no
  • yes

6) Do you smoke even if you are so ill that you are in bed most of the day?

  • no
  • yes