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Stop! Don't light up that cigarette until you've played these quizzes and learned just what you could be doing to your body. You might also pick up some tips on how to kick the habit.
3 Smoking quizzes and 35 Smoking trivia questions.
  Kicking the Habit   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
One of the hardest things I have ever done is to kick the habit of smoking. Here we will examine several methods of quitting, some more effective than others, as well as some of the benefits of quitting.
Average, 10 Qns, spanishliz, Oct 03 19
spanishliz editor
Oct 03 19
902 plays
  Is Your Life Going up in Smoke?   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
What do you know about the dangers of smoking to you and to those around you? Take this quiz, and, as they say, the life you save may be your own!
Average, 15 Qns, woofi, Dec 14 18
Dec 14 18
4711 plays
  Time To Make Smoking History    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is on the dangers of smoking and why it is so important to quit. Good luck with the quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, diamondjim68, May 21 21
May 21 21
2575 plays

Smoking Trivia Questions

1. According to the World Health Organization, as of 2000, approximately what fraction of the world population over the age of 15 smokes?

From Quiz
Is Your Life Going up in Smoke?

Answer: 1/3

Approximately 1.1 billion people smoke worldwide, most of whom (800 million) are in developing countries. In China, approximately 63% of the men smoke.

2. Nicotine interferes with chemicals that are known as what?

From Quiz Time To Make Smoking History

Answer: Neurotransmitters

Neutrotransmitters carry messages between brain cells. When a smoker stops smoking, this gives him or her a feeling of anxiety. This is what also causes smokers to relax when they are relieved from nicotine craving.

3. The "Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health" was a milestone in publicly and officially linking smoking to cancer and other serious diseases. Luther Terry, MD, was Surgeon General of the U.S. at the time. In which year was this published?

From Quiz Is Your Life Going up in Smoke?

Answer: 1964

This event was of such importance that the announcement was made on a Saturday, so as not to create a problem on the financial markets. Additionally, it was made in a heavily secured auditorium open only to accredited journalists and other key individuals. The reporters were locked-in and had no immediate telephone access at the time it was issued. One of the first major studies to link cancer and smoking appeared in "Readers Digest" in 1957.

4. If high prices and written health warnings are not enough to deter one from smoking, full colour images of diseased lungs and other such horrors might be. Which country was the first to require full colour warning images on cigarette packs?

From Quiz Kicking the Habit

Answer: Canada

Starting in December of 2000, Canadian cigarette packages have displayed graphic images covering half of each side of the sleeve. One side has the warning in English, the other in French. The UK's requirement for warning images dates from 2007, Spain's from 2011 and the USA's from 2012. I have to say that these horrific images have had little impact on my success in kicking the habit. Much more effective for me are the advertisements and brochures that tell the benefits of quitting, many of which I can confirm really do happen when you quit.

5. What is the source of secondhand smoke?

From Quiz Time To Make Smoking History

Answer: Both

Sidestream smoke is the smoke from a smoldering cigarette. Mainstream smoke comes from smokers who exhale smoke. This can cause headaches, nausea and irritation to the throat and eyes. Both the American Cancer Society and Cancer Research UK cite an increased risk of developing cancer and other serious lung diseases following exposure to passive smoking.

6. When a smoker instantaneously quits, what is this action commonly referred to as?

From Quiz Time To Make Smoking History

Answer: Cold turkey

Many smokers have tried this method and succeeded. Others have tried several times before they finally quit. Some have gone back to the habit after quitting.

7. How long does it generally take after quitting before a smoker has an enhanced ability to smell and taste food?

From Quiz Time To Make Smoking History

Answer: 48 hours

There are many benefits in quitting smoking, such as the chances of heart attacks decreasing and breathing becoming easier in a matter of 1 to 3 days. After 5 years, the risk of lung cancer decreases. After 10 years, pre-cancerous cells become healthier and the risk of other smoke-related diseases, like bladder, kidney and pancreas cancer decreases.

8. How long after quitting smoking do the benefits of being a non-smoker begin to kick in?

From Quiz Kicking the Habit

Answer: Almost immediately

Depending on which source you read, one's heart rate will drop to normal in between twenty minutes and six hours. The benefits keep coming as time passes, including improved lung function, better circulation and reduced risk of all sorts of diseases. I still wheeze a little bit, but long bouts of coughing are a thing of the past. My fingers are no longer nicotine-stained, my complexion is better and I enjoy exercising on a regular basis.

9. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, tobacco companies were involved in several multi-million/billion dollar lawsuits for what reason?

From Quiz Time To Make Smoking History

Answer: Withholding evidence that nicotine is addictive and dangerous

In 1954, the tobacco companies received information about the dangers in cigarette smoke. Many of these companies declined to label cigarettes and were charged with lying about these risks.

10. Approximately how many years does it take for someone who quits smoking to decrease to having about the same chance of developing lung cancer as a non-smoker?

From Quiz Is Your Life Going up in Smoke?

Answer: 15 years

Your health starts to improve the moment you quit, and your risk of lung cancer starts dropping. After about 15 years you will not have a significantly greater risk of developing lung cancer than a non-smoker. Approximately 85% of all lung cancer cases are related to smoking.

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