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Tobacco Cessation
CityFit Wellness at Work

  • Tobacco is the leading cause of preventable disease, cancer and death in the United States. Every year in this country over 3 million people quit tobacco.
  • In 2018, a financial incentive will be given to nonsmokers.
  • Beginning in 2017, we are offering Smoke Free For Life - tobacco cessation classes for employees and spouses/partners interested in quitting tobacco use.
  • The Gurus can help you obtain cessation medications from your medical carrier, some of these products are free under the Affordable Care Act (ACA),.
  • Our Wellness Gurus are Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialists and are leading 'Beat the Pack.'
  • Classes will be held at multiple city locations to accommodate your busy schedules.
  • You can also connect by telephone with the Gurus to get help to quit.  Call today at 412.255.2183. 
  • Check out the City of Pittsburgh's Smoke Free Policy
  • Join us as Pittsburgh Beats the Pack!

  • About $6,000 in medical costs per year is saved for each person who quits.
  • About 2.5 days of absence from work per year is saved for each person who quits.
  • Nearly $300 billion a year is spent to combat the effects of smoking in this country. Smoking is one reason that health insurance costs rise at unsustainable rates.
  • 1 in 2 Americans who smoke die from smoking. 
  • Smoking is the #1 preventable cause of death in the U.S.
  • Learn more from Cancer.org or see more great facts about smoking here.

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How dependent on nicotine are you?

 

Take the Modified Fagerström Test for Nicotine Dependence!

 

Honestly answer the following questions and tally up your score to find out how dependent you are on nicotine. With this information, the Wellness Gurus can help you create a successful quit plan.
 
1. How soon after you wake up do you smoke your first cigarette?
Within 5 minutes (3 points)
5-30 minutes (2 points)
31-60 minutes (1 point)
After 60 minutes (0 points)
 
2. Do you find it difficult not to smoke in places where you shouldn't, such as in church or school, in a movie, at the library, on a bus, in court or in a hospital?
Yes (1 point)
No (0 points)
 
3. Which cigarette would you most hate to give up, whic cigarette do you treasure the most?
The first one in the morning (1 point)
Any other one (0 points)
 
4. How many cigarettes do you smoke each day?
10 or fewer (0 points)
11 to 20 (1 point)
21-30 (2 points)
31 or more (3 points)
 
 
5. Do you smoke more during the first few hours after waking up than during the rest of the day?
Yes (1 point)
No (0 points)
 
6. Do you still smoke if you are so sick that you are in bed most of the day, or if you have a cold or the flu and have trouble breathing?
Yes (1 point)
No (0 points)
 
Scoring:
7-10 points: Highly dependent
4-6 points: Moderately dependent
<4 points: minimally dependent 
 
 
Adapted from: Heatherton TF, Kozlowski LT, Frecker RC, Fagerstrom KO. The Fagerstrom Test for Nicotine Dependence: A revision of the Fagerstrom Tolerance Questionnaire. British Journal of Addictions 1991; 86:1119-27.

Quiz: Do you need help to quit? (2016). Retrieved October 24, 2016, from American Cancer Society, http://www.cancer.org/healthy/toolsandcalculators/quizzes/app/smoking-habits-quiz

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