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Last modified: Friday, 22-Feb-2013 14:01:26 EST

University Health Service (UHS)
Health Promotion Office

Self-Assessment Tools

  1. Using the Stages of Change to Assess Your Readiness to Change
    Another component of the self-assessment is using the Stages of Change Model of Human Behavior to see where you are in the change process. Assessing your readiness to change can help you understand where you are in the process and where you might need to be to successfully quit smoking.
  2. Tobacco Use Self-Assessment (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)
    This tool helps you take a look at your current and past tobacco use, as well as assessing your dependence on nicotine. You may find you are more (or less) dependent on nicotine than you thought.
  3. The "Why I Smoke" Test (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)
    This short "test" will help you understand the reasons you smoke. You may have a clear idea why you smoke, or you may find the reasons you smoke are not exactly what you thought they would be. Once you have taken this "test" and scored your responses, you will see why you smoke (e.g., relaxation, craving, habit, stimulation, handling, or pleasure). Then you can check the list of strategies that correspond with the main reason(s) you smoke and choose the ones that are effective for the reason you smoke.

For more information, contact Linda Dudman in the UHS Health Promotion Office at (585) 273-5770 or