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Study: Financial Incentives Effective as Stop-Smoking Tactic

The World Health Organization has declared Sunday to be World No Tobacco Day, when smokers will be encouraged to lay down their cigarettes or other tobacco products for 24 hours. One of the newest aids to help people quit smoking does not involve pills, nicotine patches or classes, but good old-fashioned money. A study published Thursday in The New England Journal of Medicine found monetary incentive programs to be five times more effective than free smoking cessation aids. The most...

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