“Why do I smoke?” Quiz

Why do I smoke?

If you learn the answer to this question, it will be easier to stop smoking. Knowing why you smoke will help you find ways to make up for the things you may miss when you stop. Most people smoke for different reasons at different times. Reasons for smoking include psychological issues, habits, social pressures and physical dependence on nicotine. The questionnaire that follows will help you decide which reasons are important in your smoking.

The 'Why Test'

Below to the following statements, select the answer that best describes your own experience.

I smoke to keep myself from slowing down.

1 out of 21

Handling a cigarette is part of the enjoyment of smoking it.

2 out of 21

Smoking is pleasant and relaxing.

3 out of 21

I light up a cigarette when I feel angry about something.

4 out of 21

When I am out of cigarettes, it’s near-torture until I can get more.

5 out of 21

I smoke automatically, without even being aware of it.

6 out of 21

I smoke when people around me are smoking.

7 out of 21

I smoke to perk myself up.

8 out of 21

Part of my enjoyment from smoking is preparing to light up.

9 out of 21

I get pleasure from smoking.

10 out of 21

When I feel uncomfortable or upset, I light up a cigarette.

11 out of 21

When I’m not smoking a cigarette, I’m very much aware of the fact.

12 out of 21

I often light up a cigarette when one is still burning in the ashtray.

13 out of 21

I smoke cigarettes with friends when I am having a good time.

14 out of 21

When I smoke, part of the enjoyment is watching the smoke as I exhale.

15 out of 21

I want a cigarette most often when I am comfortable and relaxed.

16 out of 21

I smoke when I am “blue” and want to take my mind off what’s bothering me.

17 out of 21

I get a real hunger for a cigarette when I haven’t had one in a while.

18 out of 21

I’ve found a cigarette in my mouth and haven’t remembered it was there.

19 out of 21

I always smoke when I am out with friends at a party, bar, etc.

20 out of 21

I always smoke cigarettes to get a lift.

21 out of 21