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Quit Smoking Quiz

You know cigarettes are bad for you -- but do you know how much healthier you can be by quitting? Take this quiz to find out.

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Question 1 of 20 Correct

Approximately how many people die of smoking every year?

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The correct answer is: Cigarette smoking kills 443,000 people every year in the U.S. alone. Smoking causes nearly one out of every five deaths, and is the leading cause of preventable death.

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Question 2 of 20 Correct

When you smoke cigarettes, what diseases are you increasing your chances of getting?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. When you smoke, you increase your risk of dying from heart disease, stroke, lung disease, bone disease and cancer of almost every organ.

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Question 3 of 20 Correct

Why do smokers exercise less?

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The correct answer is: Smoking interferes with lung function and the ability of red blood cells to carry oxygen. It blunts your ability to raise your heart rate to keep up the demands of exercise.

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Question 4 of 20 Correct

True or false: You can become diabetic from smoking.

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The correct answer is: This is false. You cannot give yourself diabetes by smoking. However, if you have diabetes, smoking can increase your chance of heart disease, which is what most diabetics die from.

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Question 5 of 20 Correct

How does smoking affect vision?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. People who smoke cigarettes are at increased risk for vision loss including developing cataracts, age-related macular degeneration and damage to the optic nerve.

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Question 6 of 20 Correct

How does smoking affect the skin?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Smoking gives your skin a more aged look by increasing wrinkles and decreasing elasticity and youthful plumpness. There are numerous other ill-effects on the skin, including increasing skin cancer and your risk for psoriasis.

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Question 7 of 20 Correct

True or false: Smoking nicotine through a hookah (water pipe) is better for you than smoking cigarettes.

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The correct answer is: This is false. A typical one-hour-long hookah-smoking session involves inhaling 100-200 times the volume of smoke inhaled from a single cigarette. The charcoal used to heat tobacco in the hookah increases the health risks by producing high levels of carbon monoxide, metals and cancer-causing chemicals.

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Question 8 of 20 Correct

True or false: Nicotine causes impotence.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Nicotine makes your arteries constrict, which reduces blood flow to your sexual organs, causing impotence.

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Question 9 of 20 Correct

How does smoking affect dental health?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Not only does smoking stain teeth and give you bad breath, it has been reported to be a factor in 75 percent of all periodontal diseases.

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Question 10 of 20 Correct

Which of these dangerous chemicals are found in tobacco smoke?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. There are more than 4,000 chemicals in each cigarette and ammonia, arsenic, turpentine, cadmium, formaldehyde, acetone, butane, proplyene glycol, benzene, lead and nickel are considered the most dangerous.

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Question 11 of 20 Correct

Why is nicotine so hard to give up?

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The correct answer is: Both. The addiction itself is manifested in not only an emotional need for the drug but also a physical need; your brain tells your body it needs nicotine to prevent the symptoms of withdrawal. Nicotine creates pleasure in the brain and, over time, you end up craving more nicotine and the feeling it produces.

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Question 12 of 20 Correct

What happens to the body within 20 minutes of quitting smoking?

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The correct answer is: Twenty minutes after quitting, your heart rate and blood pressure drop. Twelve hours after quitting, levels of carbon monoxide in your blood return to normal. Two weeks to three months after quitting, your heart attack risk begins to fall and lung function improves.

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Question 13 of 20 Correct

What are some everyday benefits of smoking cessation?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Additionally, your breath and hair will smell better and you'll save money!

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Question 14 of 20 Correct

True or false: The first step in smoking cessation is talking to your doctor.

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The correct answer is: This is false. There is no right or wrong way when it comes to quitting smoking. Do it in your own way, in your own time and have the belief and confidence in yourself that you can succeed.

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Question 15 of 20 Correct

How do you know if you're ready to quit?

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The correct answer is: There is no right way or wrong way to quit an addictive behavior such as smoking. One key: You must be convinced that the benefits of quitting smoking outweigh the benefits you gain from lighting up.

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Question 16 of 20 Correct

What's the hardest part of quitting?

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The correct answer is: The hardest part of quitting smoking is dealing with the nicotine withdrawal. The first few days are the toughest, but after a while, the cravings taper off and eventually disappear.

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Question 17 of 20 Correct

How can you avoid gaining weight after quitting?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Though the dangers of smoking far outweigh the dangers of a few pounds of additional weight, you can prevent weight gain during the quitting process by chewing sugarless gum to ease oral cravings, putting a rubber band on your wrist so you have something to do with your hands and concentrating on low-fat snacks like fruits, vegetables and unbuttered popcorn.

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Question 18 of 20 Correct

What does Dr. Oz recommend doing 30 days before quitting cigarettes as part of an effective plan?

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The correct answer is: During the first 30 days of trying to stop smoking, Dr. Oz recommends walking 30 minutes every day to help prevent weight gain when you do stop, and to prove to yourself that you have the discipline to stick with a plan.

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Question 19 of 20 Correct

Which of the following new habits can help you quit smoking?

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The correct answer is: All of the above are new habits you can adopt to help you quit smoking. Switching to juice or water instead of alcohol or coffee; using substitutes in your mouth such as sugarless gum, hard candy, raw veggies or sunflower seeds; and practicing deep breathing whenever you feel the urge to smoke can help you quit.

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Question 20 of 20 Correct

If you quit smoking at age 30, by how much can you reduce your risk of premature death from a related cause.

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The correct answer is: A smoker who gives up tobacco at age 30 reduces his or her risk of premature death from a smoking-related cause by 90 percent, according to the National Cancer Institute. Quit at age 50 and you cut your odds of dying prematurely in half. It's never too late -- even seniors who stop smoking can extend their lives.

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Smoking tobacco products can lead to severe health problems and even death. While quitting smoking can be very difficult for some smokers, there are smoking cessation programs and medications that can help smokers quit. There are ...

many lifelong benefits of doing so, like increased lung function and decreased risk of heart disease and cancer. Understanding the importance of quitting smoking and all options available to help stop smoking is key to long-term success.
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