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Stimulation
Handling
Pleasure/Relaxation
Tension Reduction
Craving/Dependence
Habit

Take this test to determine your smoking profile.

Stimulation

A.  I smoke to keep myself from slowing down.   

B.  I smoke to perk myself up and become more alert. 

C.  I smoke to give myself a "lift". 

The sum of questions A, B and C gives you an idea of the degree of influence that Stimulation has in your smoking.  

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Handling

D.  Handling a cigarette is part of my enjoyment of smoking. 

E.  I enjoy the ritual of lighting up a cigarette (using matches or a lighter, tapping the cigarette, and so on). 

F.  I like to watch the smoke as I exhale. 

The sum of questions D, E and F gives you an idea of the degree of influence that Stimulation has in your smoking.  

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Pleasure/Relaxation

G.  Smoking is pleasant and relaxing. 

H.  I find smoking pleasurable. 

I.  When I'm relaxed and comfortable, I want to smoke. 

The sum of questions G, H and I gives you an idea of the degree of influence that Stimulation has in your smoking.  

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Tension Reduction

J.  I light up when I feel angry. 

K.  I smoke when I'm uncomfortable or upset about something. 

L.  I smoke to take my mind off worries and cares, or when I feel blue. 

The sum of questions J, K and L gives you an idea of the degree of influence that Stimulation has in your smoking.  

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Craving/Dependence

M.  When I run out of cigarettes, I go crazy until I can get some more. 

N.  I am very much aware of when I am not smoking. 

O.  I get a powerful craving for a cigarette when I haven't smoked for a while. 

The sum of questions M, N and O gives you an idea of the degree of influence that Stimulation has in your smoking.  

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Habit

P.  I smoke automatically, without even thinking about it. 

Q.  Sometimes, I light up a cigarette without realizing that I still have one burning in the ashtray. 

R.  I've found a cigarette in my mouth, and didn't remember putting it there. 

The sum of questions P, Q and R gives you an idea of the degree of influence that Stimulation has in your smoking.  

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