Fagerstrom Scale


How Addicted Are You to Nicotine?

Did you know there's a scale that can tell you just how addicted you are to nicotine? By answering a series of short questions you can have mathematical proof of just how bad your addiction to nicotine is.

Why not take the test and find out for yourself?

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

* After 60 minutes (0)
* After 31 - 60 minutes (1)
* After 6 - 30 minutes (2)
* In less than 5 minutes (3)

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

* No (0)
* Yes (1)

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

* First in the morning (1)
* Any other (0)

4. How many cigarettes per day do you smoke?

* 10 or less (0)
* 11 - 20 (1)
* 21 - 30 (2)
* 31 or more (3)

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

* No (0)
* Yes (1)

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

* No (0)
* Yes (1)

  • Scores:

    0 - 2 = Very low dependence

    • 3 - 4 = Low dependence

    • 5 = medium dependence

    • 6 - 7 = High dependence

    • 8 - 10 = Very high dependence


    If nothing else, it's interesting to the put the addiction to numbers and see how you score.