59 Questions to Ask a Smoker

If you’re like most people, you probably have some questions about smoking that you’ve always wanted to ask but never had the chance. With that, here are some questions you can ask a smoker the next time you have the opportunity.

59 Questions you can ask a smoker:

  1. Why do you smoke? 
  2. How long have you been smoking?
  3. How many cigarettes do you smoke per day?
  4. Have you ever tried to quit smoking before? If so, why did you start smoking again?
  5. Do you enjoy smoking? If not, why do you continue to smoke?
  6. What are your thoughts on the health risks of smoking?
  7. Do you know anyone who has died from smoking-related illnesses?
  8. Have you ever experienced any negative health effects from smoking, such as shortness of breath or coughing up blood?
  9. Are you concerned about the impact of smoking on your appearance, such as yellow teeth or wrinkles?
  10. What are your thoughts on the dangers of secondhand smoke? 
  11. Do you worry about the impact of secondhand smoke on your family or friends?
  12. Have you ever considered using nicotine replacement therapy, such as patches or gum, to help you quit smoking?
  13. Do you think it would be difficult for you to quit smoking?
  14. What do you think would be the most difficult thing about quitting smoking?
  15. Have you set a date to quit smoking? If so, when is that date?
  16. What kind of support do you think you would need to successfully quit smoking?
  17. Are there any particular triggers that make you want to smoke, such as drinking alcohol or being around other smokers?
  18. What are your thoughts on e-cigarettes or other vaping devices? Do you think they could help you quit smoking?
  19. Are you open to trying new quitting methods, such as medication or hypnosis?
  20. What is your biggest fear about quitting smoking?
  21. What would be the biggest benefit of quitting smoking for you personally?
  22. What would be the biggest benefit of quitting smoking for your family and friends?
  23. Are you ready to quit smoking now?
  24. What do you like about smoking?
  25. What do you think are the benefits of smoking?
  26. What do you think are the benefits of quitting smoking? 
  27. What do you think are the risks of smoking?
  28. Do you have any family members or friends who smoke?
  29. Do you think smoking is harmful to your health?
  30. Do you think smoking is addictive?
  31. Have you ever tried to cut back on the number of cigarettes you smoke per day?
  32. What made you start smoking?
  33. Do people ever tell you that they wish you would quit smoking?
  34. Has your doctor ever told you that you should quit smoking?
  35. What do you think would happen if you stopped smoking?
  36. What are your thoughts on quitting smoking? 
  37. Are you worried about any of the potential health risks associated with smoking? 
  38.  Do you have any concerns about taking medication to help you quit smoking? 
  39. Are there any other methods or treatments that you would be interested in trying to help you quit smoking? 
  40. What do your family and friends think about your smoking habit? Do they support your decision to quit smoking? 
  41. Have you ever tried to quit smoking before? If so, what methods did you use and how successful were they?
  42. Are there any activities that you can’t do because of your smoking, such as running or playing sports?
  43. Do you think that smoking has had a negative impact on your life in any way?
  44. Would you be interested in attending a support group for smokers who are trying to quit?
  45. Do you have any medical conditions that could make quitting smoking more difficult or dangerous for you?
  46. Are you pregnant or breastfeeding? If so, is it safe for you to quit smoking?
  47. Have you ever been diagnosed with depression or another mental health disorder? If so, is it safe for you to quit smoking without first speaking to a mental health professional?
  48. Do you feel like smoking is an addiction or a habit?
  49. How much does a pack of cigarettes cost you per week/month/year?
  50. How much time do you spend smoking each day?
  51. Do people give you a hard time with smoking?
  52. What do people not understand about smokers?
  53. Are there any benefits to smoking that people don’t know about?
  54. Does smoking make you feel more relaxed?
  55. What kind of smoker are you? (Chain smoker, social smoker, etc.)
  56. Are you worried about the long-term effects of smoking on your health?
  57. What would be some of the reasons that would motivate you to quit smoking?
  58. Are there people in your life who have told you to quit smoking? Have their pleas fall on deaf ears or has it motivated you at all to try and kick the habit?
  59. Have any close friends or family members died as a direct result of smoking cigarettes? If so, does that make you want to quit for their sake as well as your own?

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the effects of smoking?

Smoking has many effects on the smoker’s body, including an increased risk of cancer, heart disease, and respiratory problems. Smoking also causes yellow teeth and bad breath.

Why do people start smoking?

There are many reasons why people start smoking, but the most common reason is that they see their friends or family smoking and think it looks cool or that it is something that adults do. Some people start smoking because they think it will help them lose weight while others smoke because they are stressed and think cigarettes will help them calm down.


Smoking is an addictive habit that can be difficult to get away from but it’s important to remember that you’re not alone in your journey to quitting. There are many resources available to help you along the way, so don’t hesitate to reach out for help if you need it!

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