From Fox News Health: Paying smokers to quit and giving them more money the longer they avoid cigarettes might help get more people to kick the habit than cessation advice on its own, a recent study suggests.
To test the power of money to combat addiction, researchers in Switzerland offered about 800 low-income smokers pamphlets and online cessation guides. Half of them were also eligible to receive as much as $1,650 if a series of six lab tests verified that they stopped smoking.
These payments started out at $100 if lab tests verified participants hadn't smoked after one week, and gradually increased to $440 by the time the last test was done at six months.
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