# Fagerström test

The Fagerström test is a questionnaire that can be used to see whether you are addicted to the nicotine in cigarettes.

## Nicotine Dependence Test

Score each of the following questions (the scores are given in brackets).

### 1. How soon after you wake up do you have your first cigarette?

A. Within 5 minutes (3)
B. 6-30 minutes (2)
C. 31-60 minutes (1)
D. After 60 minutes (0)

A. Yes (1)
B. No (0)

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

A. The first one in the morning (1)
B. All others (0)

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

A. 10 or fewer (0)
B. 11-20 (1)
C. 21-30 (2)
D. 31 or more (3)

A. Yes (1)
B. No (0)

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

A. Yes (1)
B. No (0)

7 to 10 points = highly dependent on nicotine.
4 to 6 points = moderately dependent on nicotine.
Fewer than 4 points = less dependent.

The higher your score, the more likely you are to have withdrawal symptoms if you give up smoking; also, the withdrawal symptoms are likely to be stronger.