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Resources for the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment based
Proactive and Personalised Primary Care of the Elderly

The Smoker's Profile (Why Test)

Purpose : The Smoker's Profile scores the intensity of seven reasons why people smoke cigarettes

It provides useful insight into the individual's smoking addiction, and direction for personalised intervention.


Admin time : 5-10 min

User Friendly :  High

Administered by : GP or nurse 


Content : Questions pertaining to reasons for smoking

Author : Adapted by CGA Toolkit Plus from : Quit Smoking Guide. American Academy of Family Physicians. Help Your Patients Quit Tobacco Now, Nov.2 2018.  p.2 Getting ready to quit


Copyright :

Public domain. Free to use with appropriate acknowledgement.

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The Smoker's Profile

Cigarette dependence is a chronic relapsing condition that for many users entails a struggle to achieve long term abstinence that extends over years or decades. Successful interventions need to tackle the interacting constellation of factors—personal, family, socioeconomic, and pharmacological—that sustain use and can act as major barriers to cessation.


Jarvis MJ. Why people smoke. BMJ. 2004 Jan 31;328(7434):277-9.


smoker's hand

This Tool is used in the assessment of Smoking in Late life

Back To : Smoking in Late Life

Thorny Issues

Back To : Thorny Issues

This is one of several topics presented in the Thorny Issues sector of this toolkit

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