Sample Report

If you quit smoking today, in one year you'll save $3650.00 by not smoking 3,650 cigarettes. You'd also add 73 days, 12 hours and 59 minutes to your life expectancy.

How Much Do I Smoke Compared to Other Smokers?

An estimated 86% of Canadian men smoke less than you do, or don't smoke.

How Dependant Am I on Nicotine? How Addicted Am I?

The Fagerstrom Test for Nicotine Dependence (FTND) was developed to help people understand their level of nicotine addiction.

On a scale of 0 to 10, where 0 is very low and 10 is very high, your score of 7 shows that you have a high dependence on nicotine.

The average score for male smokers is 3.7. Your score of 7 is higher than others. The green area in the below pyramid graph shows where your score falls.

Your high dependency doesn't mean you can't quit. Every year, tens-of-thousands of people who are highly dependant on nicotine quit. We recommend that you enroll in a behavior-based quit smoking program as they can really increase your chances of quitting.

Dealing with cravings can be tough, so you might want to consider talking to your doctor about a prescription quit smoking medication. Or, you might also want to consider using Nicotine Replacement Therapies (NRTs) like nicotine gum, lozenges or patches. If you decide to use an NRT, be sure to check with your doctor or pharmacist to see what product and dosage is best for you.

What’s My Risk?

The Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Abuse Scoring (ASSIST) Test was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to evaluate the risk associate with smoking.

The ASSIST score shows whether a person's tobacco use should be considered a problem. Higher scores usually mean serious problems. The chart is in the shape of a pyramid to show that there are more people with low ASSIST scores than high ones.

Your ASSIST score is 1. The white area of the below pyramid graph shows where your score falls.

Here are the explanations of ASSIST scores:
ScoreDefinitionProbable Life Consequences from Smoking
1-3Low riskYou are at low risk of health and other problems from your current pattern of smoking.
4-26Moderate riskYou are at risk of health and other problems from your current pattern of smoking.
27 or moreHigh riskYou are at high risk of experiencing severe problems as a result of your current smoking pattern, and you are most likely dependent on nicotine.

The higher your ASSIST score, the greater your risk for:
  • Premature aging, wrinkling of the skin
  • High blood pressure, diabetes
  • Respiratory infections and asthma
  • Kidney disease
  • Respiratory infections, allergies and asthma in children of smokers
  • Chronic obstructive airways disease
  • Heat disease, stroke, vascular disease
  • Miscarriage, premature labor and low birth weight babies for pregnant smokers
  • Cancers

Am I Ready to Quit?

In order to prepare for strong withdrawal symptoms (or "cravings"), other successful quitters had about the same level of confidence as you. That’s great! But even though you’re feeling confident you need to think about how you’ll handle cravings when they sneak up on you (when you’re with other friends who smoke, when you’re drinking an alcoholic beverage, when your coworkers go for their “smoke” break, etc.)? Be prepared!

You indicated that your BENEFITS of Quitting are more important than your HARDSHIPS of Quitting. Successful quitters also feel the same way... that's great! When you experience a craving, remember to focus on your benefits (living longer, more money, freedom from worry...).

Successful quitters found that by taking a small step (delaying their first cigarette of the day, cutting out one or two cigarettes a day, stopped smoking in the car or house…) they were much more prepared for their actual quit date. Could you try to take a small step this week?

What Next?

Only you can decide if you want you quit, how you quit, who you quit with and if you want to never smoke again. But if you want some help - it's out there. If you want to some more information, or if you want to see people in the process of quitting, visit