TableĀ 4

Percentage of waterpipe smokers endorsing each HONC symptom as the first symptom and the total percentage of waterpipe smokers endorsing each symptom (N=160)

HONC symptomNumber of participants endorsing this as their first symptom, (%)*Total number of participants endorsing this symptom, (%)
Have you ever had strong cravings to smoke?40 (25.0)59 (36.9)
Have you ever felt like you were addicted to smoking?36 (22.5)54 (33.8)
Have you ever felt like you really needed a waterpipe?18 (11.2)33 (20.6)
Is it hard to keep from smoking in places where you are not supposed to, like school?3 (1.8)11 (6.9)
Have you ever tried to quit smoking but could not do it?23 (14.3)40 (25.0)
Do you smoke now because it is really hard to quit?5 (3.1)19 (11.9)
Did you find it hard to concentrate because you could not smoke?13 (8.1)8 (5.0)
Did you feel more irritable because you could not smoke?5 (3.1)20 (12.5)
Did you feel a strong need or urge to smoke?21 (13.1)44 (27.5)
Did you feel nervous, restless or anxious because you could not smoke?11 (6.8)34 (21.3)
  • *Percentages do not add up to 100% because some participants experienced more than 1 symptom simultaneously.

  • HONC, Hooked on Nicotine Checklist.