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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.


  1. True or false ... Chocolate, licorice, honey as well as other ingredients/chemicals are added to tobacco products
    True
    False

  2. 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

  3. What ingredient or additive increases the delivery of free nicotine from the tobacco?
    tobacco type
    paper composition
    ammonia-based additives
    filter type
    ethylene

  4. True or false ... Nicotine meets the definition of a drug as it acts on both structure and function of the human body
    True
    False

  5. How many intentional additives are used in cigarette manufacturing?
    25
    199
    616
    1199

  6. 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

  7. Which of the following factors have been demonstrated to be the most important with respect to youth smoking?
    advertising and promotion
    price of cigarettes
    peer behaviors
    adult role-model behaviors
    seeing leading actors in movies smoking

  8. True or false ... Light and mild cigarettes are healthier choices for smokers than regular cigarettes
    True
    False

  9. Which choice shows the three elements of addiction?
    initiation; casual use; loss of control
    cognition; tolerance; withdrawal
    experimentation; regular use; addiction
    emotional; cognitive; behavioral

  10. Which of the listed biologically active chemicals is most addictive?
    cocaine
    phenobarbital
    nicotine
    marijuana

  11. 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

  12. True or false ... Nicotine in spit or chewing tobacco is not addictive
    True
    False

  13. Approximately, how many toxic chemicals are contained in tobacco smoke?
    150-300
    900-1200
    4000-8000
    18000-25000

  14. 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

  15. Which European country was the FIRST to go smoke-free?
    Italy
    Malta
    Ireland
    France
    Germany

  16. True or false ... Smoke inhaled directly from a cigarette is more toxic than second-hand smoke?
    True
    False

  17. What country was the first to change the imagery of the graphics on the cigarette package to new graphic warnings?
    United States
    Ireland
    Canada
    Japan
    Germany

  18. 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)?
    California
    New York
    Washington
    Minnesota
    Vermont

  19. True or false ... Safe cigarettes or other safe tobacco products are available for sale
    True
    False

  20. What country requires that all cigarettes sold within its borders are reduced ignition propensity (fire-safe)?
    United States
    Ireland
    Germany
    Japan
    Canada

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