Fagerstrom Tolerance Scale
Date: ________ / ________ / ________
Write the number of the answer that is most applicable on the line to the left of the question.
________ 1. How soon after you awake do you smoke your first cigarette?
0. After 30 minutes
1. Within 30 minutes
________ 2. Do you find it difficult to refrain from smoking in places where it is forbidden, such as the library, theater, or doctors' office?
________ 3. Which of all the cigarettes you smoke in a day is the most satisfying?
0. Any other than the first one in the morning
1. The first one in the morning
________ 4. How many cigarettes a day do you smoke?
2. More than 26
________ 5. Do you smoke more during the morning than during the rest of the day?
________ 6. Do you smoke when you are so ill that you are in bed most of the day?
________ 7. Does the brand you smoke have a low, medium, or high nicotine content?
________ 8. How often do you inhale the smoke from your cigarette?
Scoring Instructions: Add up your responses to all the items.
Total scores should range from 0 to 11, where 7 or greater suggests physical dependence on nicotine.
Heatherton, T. F., Kozlowski, L. T., Frecker, R. C., Fagerstrom, K. O. (1991). The Fagerstrom Test for Nicotine Dependence: A revision of the Fagerstrom Tolerance Questionnaire. British Journal of Addictions, 86, 1119–1127.