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December 1, 2023
Test Your Tobacco Knowledge
Take the quiz below to see how much you know about the dangers of smoking and tobacco.
True or false ... Chocolate, licorice, honey as well as other ingredients/chemicals are added to tobacco products
Which of the following choices presents the five stages of youth smoking?
preparatory; first trial; experimentation; regular use; addiction
precontemplation; contemplation; preparation; action; maintenance
influence; consideration; initial attempt; skill aquisition; continuation
secrecy; shared experience; open use; addiction; withdrawal
What ingredient or additive increases the delivery of free nicotine from the tobacco?
True or false ... Nicotine meets the definition of a drug as it acts on both structure and function of the human body
How many intentional additives are used in cigarette manufacturing?
On average, at what age is someone most likely to try smoking for the first time?
between 9 and 10 years old
between 11 and 12 years old
between 13 and 14 years old
between 15 and 16 years old
Which of the following factors have been demonstrated to be the most important with respect to youth smoking?
advertising and promotion
price of cigarettes
adult role-model behaviors
seeing leading actors in movies smoking
True or false ... Light and mild cigarettes are healthier choices for smokers than regular cigarettes
Which choice shows the three elements of addiction?
initiation; casual use; loss of control
cognition; tolerance; withdrawal
experimentation; regular use; addiction
emotional; cognitive; behavioral
Which of the listed biologically active chemicals is most addictive?
Which of the following is an effect of nicotine on the human body?
increased dopamine levels in the brain
stimulation of release of epinephrine
increased blood glucose levels
suppression of insulin output from pancreas
all of these are effects of nicotine
none of these are effects of nicotine
True or false ... Nicotine in spit or chewing tobacco is not addictive
Approximately, how many toxic chemicals are contained in tobacco smoke?
Which of the following occurred during the two years following New York City's implementation of "smoke-free city" status?
the city lost its tourism business to an adjacent city with no smoking restrictions
the ordincance was repealed by the State of New York
bar permits/licenses and restaurant sales increased
compliance was poor, around 65%
all of the above occurred
Which European country was the FIRST to go smoke-free?
True or false ... Smoke inhaled directly from a cigarette is more toxic than second-hand smoke?
What country was the first to change the imagery of the graphics on the cigarette package to new graphic warnings?
What state in the USA was the first to have a law requiring that cigarettes sold in that state were to have reduced ignition propensity (fire-safe)?
True or false ... Safe cigarettes or other safe tobacco products are available for sale
What country requires that all cigarettes sold within its borders are reduced ignition propensity (fire-safe)?
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