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SpunOut's Quit Smoking Quiz

Put your smoking knowledge to the test


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Give SpunOut’s Quit Smoking Quiz a go and see how much you really know about smoking.

Disclaimer: There is more than one way to quit smoking. You may need to try a few different things to find what is right for you. For advice and support on quitting, visit SpunOut.ie/QUIT.

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Q1. Name the addictive substance contained in all forms of tobacco?

Correct

​Nicotine is a highly addictive substance that is found among the 7000 chemicals in tobacco smoke.

Wrong

​B is correct. Carbon monoxide, tar and arsenic are all harmful but nicotine is the chemical that people become addicted to.

Q2. On average, how many cigarettes do smokers between the ages of 18 and 24 smoke a day?

Correct

​Smokers between 18 and 24 smoke 15 cigarettes a day on average.

Wrong

​Smokers between 18 and 24 smoke 15 cigarettes a day on average.

Q3. Tobacco causes:

Correct

Tobacco smoking has a number of long term and short term side effects. Here’s how it affects your health.

Wrong

All of the above are correct! Tobacco smoking has a number of long term and short term side effects. Here’s how it affects your health.

Q4. How much money could you save in a year if you quit using 15 cigarettes a day?

Correct

​Quit using 15 cigarettes per day and will save €50 a week and over €2,700 a year. If you smoke rollies you will save over €20 per week and over €1040 a year.

Wrong

B is correct. ​Quit using 15 cigarettes per day and you will save €50 a week and over €2,700 a year. If you smoke rollies you will save over €20 per week and over €1040 a year.

Q5. The fact is that 1 in every __ smokers will die of a tobacco related disease.

Correct

Research tells us that 1 in every 2 smokers will die of a tobacco related disease.

Wrong

Research tells us that 1 in every 2 smokers will die of a tobacco related disease.

Q6. Which of the following statements is FALSE?

Correct

​Of those who have quit- just over a third (35%) quit on their first attempt- and overall half of them were successful after their second attempt, the key is to keep trying and not give-up on quitting. (Visit quit.ie for help on giving up smoking)

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Of those who have quit- just over a third (35%) quit on their first attempt- and overall half of them were successful after their second attempt, the key is to keep trying and not give-up on quitting. (Visit quit.ie for help on giving up smoking)

Q7. Which of the following is NOT recommended to help you manage cravings?

Correct

This is not one of the Four Ds. 4 Ds are: delay the cigarette, distract yourself, take a deep breath and drink water.

Wrong

The 4 Ds are: delay the cigarette, distract yourself, take a deep breath and drink water.

Q8. Which of the following is/are immediate health benefit/s from QUITTING smoking?

Correct

The list of health benefits from quitting smoking for both the short and long term is extensive. Find out more about the benefits quitting can have for your health.

Wrong

D is the correct answer - for the person quitting smoking the list of health benefits in the short and long term are extensive. Find out more about the benefits quitting can have for your health.

So, how did you do?

You have completed 0 of 8 questions. Please complete them all.

​Hmm. Looks like you’ve got a bit of work to do in terms of your smoking knowledge. Start with the basic QUIT smoking information and go from there.

​You’ve got a basic idea of what smoking can do to your body but you’ve a lot more research to do. Check out our QUIT campaign for all the info you need to know.

​A valiant effort, you’re well on the road to QUIT smoking glory. Brush up on your knowledge about smoking and cigarettes and you’ll be an expert in no time.

They say there’s no smoke without fire and someone has definitely been doing their research. Check out the QUIT smoking campaign for all those finer details you might have missed.


Published Jan­u­ary 5th2015
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