Quiz: What Are Your Withdrawal Symptoms?

This quiz looks at your level of withdrawal symptoms. You may want to take the quiz every day in the first couple of weeks after you quit. The quiz can help you understand what you are going through and how it is changing. Remember, there are different medications and activities to help reduce your withdrawal symptoms and make them easier to handle. It is very common to have some level of symptoms even when you are using treatment.


Results

Scores 0-15: Scores in this range suggest that you have had little to no withdrawal symptoms in the last day. If you have only quit smoking in the last 1 or 2 days, you may find that your symptoms increase over the next couple of days. If you have quit for more than 3 days, you may be moving out of the active withdrawal phase and will keep improving.

Cravings can stick around for quite a while. Be sure to have a plan for how you will deal with a craving, especially if it happens without notice.

Score 16-30: Scores in this range suggest that you have had mild withdrawal symptoms in the last day. If you have only quit smoking in the last 1 or 2 days, you may find that your symptoms increase over the next couple of days. If you have quit for more than 3 days, you may be moving out of the active withdrawal phase and will keep improving.

Cravings can stick around for quite a while. Be sure to have a plan for how you will deal with a craving, especially if it happens without notice.

Score 31-45: Scores in this range suggest that you have had moderate withdrawal symptoms in the last day. If you have only quit smoking in the last 1 or 2 days, you may find that you have more symptoms over the next 3 days. Remember that most withdrawal symptoms get much better in 1 or 2 weeks.

This level of symptoms may be causing you difficulties, and you are probably feeling uncomfortable. If the symptoms are making it hard for you, remember that help is available! You can call a quitline and talk to someone trained to help people like you who are quitting smoking (1-800-QuitNow or 1-800-44U-QUIT). The service is free and has helped many people. Also, if you haven’t already done so, you may want to think about taking medication such as nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). NRT has been shown to reduce withdrawal symptoms.

Again, most of the symptoms will go away! You will feel better. Cravings can stick around for quite a while. Be sure to have a plan for how you will deal with a craving, especially if it happens without notice.

Score 46-60: Scores in this range suggest that you have had severe withdrawal symptoms during the last day. No matter how bad the symptoms, they will decrease over time. Remember that most withdrawal symptoms get much better in 1 or 2 weeks.

This level of symptoms is likely causing you difficulties and you are probably feeling quite uncomfortable. Remember that help is available! You can call a quitline and talk to a trained smoking cessation counselor (1-800-QuitNow or 1-800-44U-QUIT). The service is free and has helped many people quit. Also if you haven’t already done so, you may want to think about taking medication such as nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). NRT has been shown to reduce withdrawal symptoms.

Again, most of your symptoms will go away! You will feel better. Cravings can stick around for quite a while. Be sure to have a plan for how you will deal with a craving, especially if it happens without notice.