Are you presently or have you ever been a smoker (of tobacco)?
I used to smoke but I've quit (*crosses fingers*)
No I've never smoked
Presently if you still smoke, or right before you quit, how much do/did you smoke?
More than two packs a day
Between one and two packs a day
Around a pack a day
Less than a pack a day, but more than a half a pack a day
Less than half a pack a day, but more than four cigarettes
2-4 cigarettes a day
1 cigarette a day
Less than 1 a day
I've never smoked
If you've quit, how long have you quit for?
10 years or more
Less than a year
On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being super-easy/nothing to it and 10 being impossible (for those who've tried but haven't yet), how easy/difficult was it for you to quit? (If you've never smoked, skip this question).
Mean: 5.19 Median: 5 Std. Dev 3.13
For those of you who've been able to quit successfully, what method or methods worked for you?
I haven't quit yet
I have never smoked
Cold turkey/will power
Those graduated filter/cigarette holders that they advertised on tv
Some sort of group (e.g. smokenders, smokers anonymous, group therapy, etc.)
One-on-one counselling or therapy of some kind
An exercise program
Having a medical problem as motivation
Chewing nicorette gum
A nicotine patch of some sort
A monetary incentive (e.g. you or someone else promising to buy you something or give you $$ if you quit for so long)
Having a good friend to lean on
Other: please comment
If you've quit for a while (say a year or more), do you still get cravings?
This question doesn't apply to me
Yes, strong cravings
Occasionally, but not too often and not too strong
Nope. the cravings are gone
If you've quite smoking, what has been some of the benefits for you?
I still smoke, or have never smoked, so this doesn't apply to me
My health has improved
My breathing has improved
My fitness has improved
No more yellow teeth
My breath smells better
Food tastes better
No more smell of cigarettes on my clothes and in my hair
No more cigarette burns on things
No more yellow fingers
I get kissed more often now
I'm not ostracized
No more having to smoke outside
Other (please comment)
If you're still a smoker, do you feel like you're treated badly by non-smokers?
A little, but I understand why
This question doesn't apply to me.
Has taking this poll affected you in any of the following ways?
I'm a smoker and it's made me think about quitting
I'm a smoker and it's made me feel persecuted
I'm a non-smoker and it's made me crave a smoke
I'm a non-smoker and it's made me appreciate being one
It's just another poll and hasn't affected me at all
It's affected me in some other way that I may comment about