Tobacco: How Much Do You Know? Myth Or Fact, Quiz #2

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To help raise awareness on issues of tobacco use, Inuit Tuttarvingat of the National Aboriginal Health Organization (2010) has compiled this quiz. See what you know, and test others around you. This quiz, and others that we plan to post, can be used to raise questions and discussion about tobacco use in your community, school or organization. Simply choose Myth or Fact, and check your answers on the answer sheet.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Nicotine is the harmful chemical in cigarettes.

    • A.

      Myth

    • B.

      Fact

    Correct Answer
    A. Myth
    Explanation
    FACT: It is not the nicotine, but the thousands of other chemicals found in tobacco, that are to blame for the majority of tobacco-caused disease.

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

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  • 2. 

     Nicotine Replacement Therapy is dangerous for smokers.

    • A.

      Myth

    • B.

      Fact

    Correct Answer
    A. Myth
    Explanation
    FACT: According to the Ontario Medical Association, Nicotine Replacement Therapy is safe for smokers.

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

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  • 3. 

    Brushing your teeth and flossing regularly will offset the harmful effects of using dip or chew tobacco.

    • A.

      Myth

    • B.

      Fact

    Correct Answer
    A. Myth
    Explanation
    FACT: There is no proof that brushing and flossing will undo the harm that dip and chew tobacco are causing to your teeth and gums.

    Source: Adapted from http://www.nidr.nih.gov/health/newsandhealth/spitTobacco/

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  • 4. 

    At least half (50 %) of Inuit youth aged 15-19 are smokers.

    • A.

      Myth

    • B.

      Fact

    Correct Answer
    B. Fact
    Explanation
    FACT: Results from the 2006 Aboriginal Peoples Survey, reveal that 56% of Inuit youth are smokers.

    Source: Tait, Heather. Smoking Among Inuit in Canada: Findings from the 2006 Aboriginal Peoples Survey. March, 2009.
    http://www.naho.ca/inuit/itn/rsc_presentations.php

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  • 5. 

     If you quit smoking, you will gain weight.

    • A.

      Myth

    • B.

      Fact

    Correct Answer
    A. Myth
    Explanation
    FACT: Some people actually lose weight after they quit. For those who gain, it usually ranges between 5-7 lbs. You might gain weight because: After years of smoking and dulling the senses, food starts to smell and taste good again.
    As a smoker, the nicotine makes your metabolism- (the way your body burns fat and calories) think it is food, and burns fat. When you quit, your metabolism slowly returns back to normal.
    Eating a balanced and healthy diet can help.

    Source: Adapted from: http://www.gov.ns.ca/hpp/addictions/tobacco/mythsandfacts.asp

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  • 6. 

    Nicotine is addictive, whether you chew nicotine gum, use the patch, or smoke cigarettes.

    • A.

      Myth

    • B.

      Fact

    Correct Answer
    A. Myth
    Explanation
    FACT: Cigarettes are far more addictive than The Patch, or Nicotine Gum. This is because of the action of smoking. The habit of smoking a cigarette also adds to the addiction. For example, smoking after a meal or before bed, become a routine in a person’s daily life.

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

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