2018 ACC Expert Consensus Decision Pathway on Tobacco Cessation Treatment
A Report of the American College of Cardiology Task Force on Clinical Expert Consensus Documents
Writing Committee, Rajat S. Barua, Nancy A. Rigotti, Neal L. Benowitz, K. Michael Cummings, Mohammad-Ali Jazayeri, Pamela B. Morris, Elizabeth V. Ratchford, Linda Sarna, Eric C. Stecker and Barbara S. Wiggins
Heaviness of Smoking Index: 2 Questions to Assess a Smoker’s Degree of Nicotine Dependence
How many cigarettes do you smoke?
0: 10 or fewer
How soon after waking up do you smoke your first cigarette of the day?
0: After 60 minutes
1: 31–60 minutes
2: 6–30 minutes
3: within 5 minutes
Level of nicotine dependence is computed by adding the scores together as follows: