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The Ultimate Nicotine Replacement Therapy Quiz
by Staff
If you're trying to quit smoking cigarettes, you don't have to do it alone. Nicotine replacement therapy decreases the withdrawal symptoms of smoking cessation, which increases your chance of becoming smoke free. Nicotine replacement comes in a variety of options to suit your needs and lifestyle, including patches, gum, inhalers and lozenges. Learn more about tools for butting out by taking this quiz.

Which nicotine replacement therapy is the most effective?

  • inhaler
  • oral
  • all equally effective

Nicotine replacement therapy can be used:

  • for only a few days
  • for only a few months
  • indefinitely

You can smoke ________ cigarette(s) per day while taking a nicotine replacement therapy.

  • no
  • one
  • two

What are the side effects of nicotine replacement therapy?

  • headache and nausea
  • vision problems and diarrhea
  • both of the above

Who may experience adverse effects of nicotine replacement therapy?

  • pregnant women
  • people with circulatory problems
  • both of the above

No cheating on the first day of a nicotine replacement therapy increases your chance of quitting smoking by a factor of:

  • three
  • five
  • 10

Where should you apply a nicotine patch?

  • on your leg
  • on your chest
  • on your arm

How do you “chew” nicotine gum?

  • You chew it like regular gum.
  • You should suck on it like a candy.
  • You should chew it a few times and then “park” it in your mouth.

What is the maximum amount of nicotine gum you can chew per day?

  • 10 pieces
  • 20 pieces
  • 30 pieces

Which of the following drinks should be avoided when chewing nicotine gum?

  • coffee and tea
  • orange and grapefruit juice
  • both of the above

What are the side effects of nicotine gum?

  • stomachache and mouth ulcers
  • throat irritation and hiccups
  • both of the above

Why is nicotine gum a preferable nicotine replacement therapy compared to the patch?

  • faster delivery of nicotine to the bloodstream
  • cheaper and more effective
  • both of the above

Which of the following nicotine replacement therapies is only available by prescription?

  • nicotine patch
  • nicotine gum
  • nicotine inhalers

How is nicotine from an inhaler absorbed into your system?

  • from the mouth
  • from the lungs
  • both of the above

What is a disadvantage of a nicotine inhaler compared to other nicotine replacement therapies?

  • expensive
  • not as effective
  • must be used more frequently

How long do you need to take nicotine lozenges?

  • four weeks
  • six weeks
  • 12 weeks

How much do nicotine lozenges cost per week?

  • 15
  • 25
  • 50

Which nicotine replacement therapy is not approved for use by the American Food and Drug Administration?

  • nicotine lozenges
  • nicotine pills
  • nicotine inhalers

What is the brand name of the nicotine lozenge?

  • The Quit lozenge
  • The Commit lozenge
  • The Nicotine lozenge

How much more nicotine is released into the bloodstream with nicotine lozenges compared to nicotine gum?

  • 15 percent
  • 25 percent
  • 50 percent