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HINTS Questions Used in this Published Article

Smokers' unrealistic optimism about their risk., Weinstein N D, Marcus SE, & Moser RP., Tobacco Control, February 2005

35 Items found.

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H1 = HINTS 1 (2003)

H2 = HINTS 2 (2005)

H3 = HINTS 3 (2008)

H4Cyc1 = HINTS 4 Cycle 1 (2011)

H4Cyc2 = HINTS 4 Cycle 2 (2012)

H4Cyc3 = HINTS 4 Cycle 3 (2013)

H4Cyc4 = HINTS 4 Cycle 4 (2014)

FDA = HINTS FDA (2015)

FDACyc2 = HINTS FDA Cycle 2 (2017)

H5Cyc1 = HINTS 5 Cycle 1 (2017)

H5Cyc2 = HINTS 5 Cycle 2 (2018)

H5Cyc3 = HINTS 5 Cycle 3 (2019)

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Cancer Perceptions and Knowledge
How likely do you think it is that you will develop cancer in the future?
How likely do you think it is that the average {male/female} cigarette smoker will develop lung cancer in the future?
Overall, how many people who develop lung cancer do you think are cured?
Would you say the average smoker has about the same lung cancer risk as a non-smoker, a little higher lung cancer risk than a non-smoker, twice the non-smoker's risk, 5 times the non-smoker's risk or 10 or more times the non-smoker's risk?
Would you say you have about the same lung cancer risk as a non-smoker, a little higher lung cancer risk than a non-smoker, twice the non-smoker's risk, 5 times the non-smoker's risk, or 10 or more times the non-smoker's risk?
...There's no risk of getting cancer if someone only smokes a few years.
...Whether a person gets lung cancer depends more on genes than anything else.
Health Status
Lung Cancer
How likely do you think it is that you will develop lung cancer in the future?
How likely do you think it is that the average {male/female} cigarette smoker will develop lung cancer in the future?
Overall, how many people who develop lung cancer do you think are cured?
Would you say the average smoker has about the same lung cancer risk as a non-smoker, a little higher lung cancer risk than a non-smoker, twice the non-smoker's risk, 5 times the non-smoker's risk or 10 or more times the non-smoker's risk?
Would you say you have about the same lung cancer risk as a non-smoker, a little higher lung cancer risk than a non-smoker, twice the non-smoker's risk, 5 times the non-smoker's risk, or 10 or more times the non-smoker's risk?
...There's no risk of getting cancer if someone only smokes a few years.
...Whether a person gets lung cancer depends more on genes than anything else.
Risk Perceptions
How likely do you think it is that you will develop lung cancer in the future?
How likely do you think it is that you will develop cancer in the future?
How likely do you think it is that the average {male/female} cigarette smoker will develop lung cancer in the future?
Would you say the average smoker has about the same lung cancer risk as a non-smoker, a little higher lung cancer risk than a non-smoker, twice the non-smoker's risk, 5 times the non-smoker's risk or 10 or more times the non-smoker's risk?
Would you say you have about the same lung cancer risk as a non-smoker, a little higher lung cancer risk than a non-smoker, twice the non-smoker's risk, 5 times the non-smoker's risk, or 10 or more times the non-smoker's risk?
...There's no risk of getting cancer if someone only smokes a few years.
Tobacco Use
How likely do you think it is that you will develop lung cancer in the future?
On the average, how many cigarettes do you now smoke a day?
On the average, when you smoked during the past 30 days, about how many cigarettes did you smoke a day?
How likely do you think it is that the average {male/female} cigarette smoker will develop lung cancer in the future?
Overall, how many people who develop lung cancer do you think are cured?
Would you say the average smoker has about the same lung cancer risk as a non-smoker, a little higher lung cancer risk than a non-smoker, twice the non-smoker's risk, 5 times the non-smoker's risk or 10 or more times the non-smoker's risk?
Would you say you have about the same lung cancer risk as a non-smoker, a little higher lung cancer risk than a non-smoker, twice the non-smoker's risk, 5 times the non-smoker's risk, or 10 or more times the non-smoker's risk?
...There's no risk of getting cancer if someone only smokes a few years.
...Whether a person gets lung cancer depends more on genes than anything else.
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