Assessing Nicotine Dependence

The Fagerström* Test for Nicotine Dependence is a standard instrument for assessing the intensity of physical dependence on nicotine

For each question, enter the answer choice which best describes your response:
- 1. How soon after you wake up do you smoke your first cigarette?

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

- 3. Which cigarette would you hate most to give up?

- 4. How many cigarettes per day do you smoke?

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

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

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This test should be used only as a guidance; it is not a substitute for professional medical advice.

*Source: Heatherton TF, Kozlowski LT, Frecker RC, Fagerström KO. The Fagerström Test for Nicotine Dependence: a revision of the Fagerström Tolerance Questionnaire. Br J Addict. 1991;86:1119–27.

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