Welcome to the self-assessment evaluation. This multiple-choice questionnaire can be used to assess your knowledge and understanding of the subject matter. This questionnaire takes about 20 minutes to be completed and is used most effectively after compressive reading of the website.

To successfully complete the evaluation, you must score over 70%. There will then be the opportunity to download a certificate of completion.


Smoking is the single largest preventable cause of premature death in Europe.

1 out of 20

Which of the following drugs has been shown to increase smoking cessation quit rates.

2 out of 20

Children who live with smokers are more likely to become long term smokers themselves than those from a smoke-free household.

3 out of 20

Mark all correct nicotine withdrawal symptoms:

4 out of 20

Peak nicotine withdrawal occurs

5 out of 20

Smoking has no effect on brain chemistry

6 out of 20

The following are safer forms of tobacco:

7 out of 20

Smoking is deemed to be causative in which of the following conditions?

8 out of 20

A pregnant woman attends an appointment with you. She mentions she is going to ‘nip out for a cigarette’ after the appointment. What do you do?

9 out of 20

1 in 10 spontaneous miscarriages occurs in smokers.

10 out of 20

What are the 4 constituent ‘parts’ of an over the counter cigarette?

11 out of 20

An individual says he’s thinking about stopping smoking in the next ‘month or so.’ Which ‘Stage of Change,’ is he in?

12 out of 20

What is the most useful brief intervention you can give at this stage?

13 out of 20

Once a smoker has quit smoking for over a year, they are no long in the maintenance phase of the ‘Stages of Change,’ model

14 out of 20

The 5As and 3As approach to smoking cessation both have roughly the same level of success in promoting successful smoking cessation.

15 out of 20

What are the 3As?

16 out of 20

Group therapy with NRT is roughly as effective as NRT in isolation

17 out of 20

A patient attends and asks about transitioning from 20 a day to an electronic cigarette. How do you respond?

18 out of 20

A 65 year old smoker of 20 cigarettes/day attends an appointment. During the appointment, he has a persistent, hacking cough and when talking to him he mentions that he feels tired all the time and has been ‘off his food.’ What do you suspect is wrong?

19 out of 20

Roughly what % of smokers reach full cessation per annum?

20 out of 20