Tobacco: How Much Do You Know? Myth Or Fact, Quiz #1

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To help raise awareness on issues of tobacco use, Inuit Tuttarvingat of the National Aboriginal Health Organization (2009) has compiled this quiz. See what you know, and test others around you. This quiz, and others that we plan to post, can also be used during National Non-Smoking Week, January 18-24, 2010, to raise questions and to talk about tobacco use in your community, school or organization. To begin, click on "Start Quiz" below. Simply choose Myth or Fact for each question. Go to "View Answers" to get a full explanation of each answer.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

            Nicotine gum or the patch should only be used to quit smoking.

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      Myth

    • B.

      Fact

    Correct Answer
    A. Myth
    Explanation
    Nicotine gum or the patch can be used by people who are not yet ready or able to quit because for some individuals, being tobacco-free is not an immediate goal. Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) may help these smokers take a ‘cigarette holiday’. Or, in some cases, it may help them really reduce their smoking as a first step toward quitting smoking altogether.

    Source: Adapted from the Ontario Medical Association position paper, Rethinking, www.oma.org/Health/tobacco

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  • 2. 

           Students who take up smoking get lower grades and are less motivated.

    • A.

      Myth

    • B.

      Fact

    Correct Answer
    B. Fact
    Explanation
    Fact: It has been proven that when students begin to smoke, they show lower levels of interest in school, and lose their motivation to do well.

    Source: Adapted from How Much Do You Actually Know About Smoking In Your School? University of Waterloo, 2009

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  • 3. 

        You smoked while pregnant with all of your children, and they were born healthy. This means it is OK to smoke with future pregnancies, because the risk is really low for birth defects.  

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      Myth

    • B.

      Fact

    Correct Answer
    A. Myth
    Explanation
    Fact: Most people know of women who smoked and had healthy babies. Even so, smoking during pregnancy means there is more of a risk of developing problems. But babies may be born healthy. The question is how much of a risk are you willing to take?

    Source: Adapted from Pregnets - Network for the Prevention of Gestational and Neonatal Exposure to Tobacco Smoke, www.pregnets.org

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  • 4. 

    It is better not to quit smoking while pregnant because the stress is too severe, and may harm the development of the baby.

    • A.

      Myth

    • B.

      Fact

    Correct Answer
    A. Myth
    Explanation
    Fact: Most people have stress in their lives. This means there may not be a perfect time to quit smoking. It helps to develop new ways to deal with stress and difficulties, so that you can cope with stress without smoking.

    Source: Adapted from Pregnets- Network for the Prevention of Gestational and Neonatal Exposure to Tobacco Smoke www.pregnets.org

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  • 5. 

    If you chew tobacco for only a few years, you can still get cancer.

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      Myth

    • B.

      Fact

    Correct Answer
    B. Fact
    Explanation
    Fact: People who have used chewing tobacco for a long time are more likely to get cancer, but they are not the only ones at risk. People who have chewed tobacco regularly for as little as six years can also get cancer, such as cancer of the mouth. Therefore, everyone is at risk of cancer, and the only way to prevent it, is to not chew at all.
    Source: Adapted from www.nidcr.nih.gov/OralHealth/topics/SpitTobacco/SpitTobaccoAGuideforQuitting.htm

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  • 6. 

    A good way to quit smoking is to start with chewing tobacco, and slowly work your way to quitting completely.

    • A.

      Myth

    • B.

      Fact

    Correct Answer
    A. Myth
    Explanation
    Fact: Chewing tobacco is just as addictive as cigarettes, so you are going from one addiction to another. The best way to quit is to come up with a plan that works for you and includes healthy choices.

    Source: Adapted from:
    http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/OralHealth/topics/SpitTobacco/SpitTobaccoAGuideforQuitting.htm

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