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A Poll About the Other Weed



Poll #987760 Sssssmokin!

Are you presently or have you ever been a smoker (of tobacco)?

Yes, I smoke
15(15.5%)
I used to smoke but I've quit (*crosses fingers*)
27(27.8%)
No I've never smoked
55(56.7%)

Presently if you still smoke, or right before you quit, how much do/did you smoke?

More than two packs a day
1(1.1%)
Between one and two packs a day
6(6.9%)
Around a pack a day
7(8.0%)
Less than a pack a day, but more than a half a pack a day
9(10.3%)
Less than half a pack a day, but more than four cigarettes
5(5.7%)
2-4 cigarettes a day
4(4.6%)
1 cigarette a day
4(4.6%)
Less than 1 a day
6(6.9%)
I've never smoked
45(51.7%)

If you've quit, how long have you quit for?

10 years or more
7(17.1%)
5-10 years
3(7.3%)
3-5 years
1(2.4%)
2-3 years
6(14.6%)
1-2 years
4(9.8%)
Less than a year
7(17.1%)
I still smoke
13(31.7%)

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
1
6(16.2%)
2
5(13.5%)
3
4(10.8%)
4
1(2.7%)
5
3(8.1%)
6
4(10.8%)
7
3(8.1%)
8
2(5.4%)
9
6(16.2%)
10
3(8.1%)

For those of you who've been able to quit successfully, what method or methods worked for you?

I haven't quit yet
8(12.3%)
I have never smoked
27(41.5%)
Cold turkey/will power
10(15.4%)
Tapering down
1(1.5%)
Those graduated filter/cigarette holders that they advertised on tv
0(0.0%)
Hypnosis
0(0.0%)
Some sort of group (e.g. smokenders, smokers anonymous, group therapy, etc.)
0(0.0%)
One-on-one counselling or therapy of some kind
0(0.0%)
An exercise program
0(0.0%)
Prayer
0(0.0%)
Having a medical problem as motivation
0(0.0%)
Chewing nicorette gum
1(1.5%)
A nicotine patch of some sort
0(0.0%)
A monetary incentive (e.g. you or someone else promising to buy you something or give you $$ if you quit for so long)
0(0.0%)
Having a good friend to lean on
0(0.0%)
Other: please comment
1(1.5%)

If you've quit for a while (say a year or more), do you still get cravings?

This question doesn't apply to me
37(61.7%)
Yes, strong cravings
1(1.7%)
Occasionally, but not too often and not too strong
9(15.0%)
Very rarely
6(10.0%)
Nope. the cravings are gone
7(11.7%)

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
24(46.2%)
My health has improved
0(0.0%)
My breathing has improved
0(0.0%)
My fitness has improved
0(0.0%)
No more yellow teeth
0(0.0%)
My breath smells better
0(0.0%)
Food tastes better
0(0.0%)
No more smell of cigarettes on my clothes and in my hair
3(5.8%)
No more cigarette burns on things
0(0.0%)
No more yellow fingers
0(0.0%)
I get kissed more often now
0(0.0%)
I'm not ostracized
0(0.0%)
No more having to smoke outside
0(0.0%)
I sleep better
0(0.0%)
Other (please comment)
4(7.7%)

If you're still a smoker, do you feel like you're treated badly by non-smokers?

Yes, very much
1(1.5%)
Sometimes
6(9.0%)
A little, but I understand why
6(9.0%)
Very little
3(4.5%)
No, not at all
1(1.5%)
This question doesn't apply to me.
50(74.6%)

Has taking this poll affected you in any of the following ways?

I'm a smoker and it's made me think about quitting
2(2.3%)
I'm a smoker and it's made me feel persecuted
0(0.0%)
I'm a non-smoker and it's made me crave a smoke
2(2.3%)
I'm a non-smoker and it's made me appreciate being one
32(36.4%)
It's just another poll and hasn't affected me at all
50(56.8%)
It's affected me in some other way that I may comment about
2(2.3%)
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