Financial Incentives Effective Way to Help Pregnant Women Stop Smoking: Study

A new study finds financial incentives can be an effective way to help pregnant women quit smoking.

Pregnant women who were offered up to $1,200 in shopping vouchers for following steps to become smoke free were more than twice as likely to stop smoking as women who were given free nicotine therapy and counseling.

The researchers, writing in BMJ, say financial incentives “may well have the future potential to sit with vaccines as an important preventive healthcare intervention strategy.”

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Will Savage

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