Use the nicotine dependence test!

The Fagerström test helps you assess the level of cigarette dependence and document the indications for taking medication for nicotine withdrawal. 

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?

Your fatigue score =

Level:

 

The higher the Fagerström score, the more intense is the patient's physical dependence on nicotine.


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

The Fagerström Test for Nicotine Dependence is a standard instrument for assessing the intensity of this physical addiction.

Evidence

The Fagerström Test for Nicotine Dependence is a standard instrument for assessing the intensity of physical addiction to nicotine. The test was designed to provide an ordinal measure of nicotine dependence related to cigarette smoking. It contains six items that evaluate the quantity of cigarette consumption, the compulsion to use, and dependence.

FORMULA
In scoring the Fagerstrom Test for Nicotine Dependence, yes/no items are scored from 0 to 1 and multiple-choice items are scored from 0 to 3. The items are summed to yield a total score of 0-10. The higher the total Fagerström score, the more intense is the patient's physical dependence on nicotine.
REFERENCE

Founder

Karl Olov Fagerström

Karl Olov Fagerström (born 1946 ) is a Swedish psychologist , best known for his research on tobacco addiction. In 1999, Fagerström received a WHO award for outstanding work in tobacco control. In 2014, the pharmaceutical company Pfizer awarded him a seat on an advisory jury of scientists as part of the company's "Global Research Awards for Nicotine Depence (GRAND)".