Cash more effective than e-cigarettes at getting smokers to quit

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It also helps to reduce the effect that you are having on the people around you as the smell and second hand smoke are oftern some of the porpblems surrounding the social side of smoking.

And Dr. Amir Englund, of King's College London, said: "These findings are exciting as they suggest CBD may interfere with some of the underlying mechanisms behind tobacco addiction and could potentially be a treatment for people who are trying to quit". While about 5 percent of these smokers kept away from cigarettes for six months with the help of vaping, nearly 13 percent were able to do so when given financial incentives.

So far, people have been counting on vaping as the best way to give up smoking.

The participants in the "engaged cohort" were more educated, more motivated to quit, more likely to be women and more commonly past or current users of e-cigarettes. There is still one thing you need to keep in mind. One more group got that, along with e-cigarettes for free.

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The new study differed from usual studies of smokers wanting to quit: It automatically enrolled smokers in 54 company wellness programs and asked those who didn't want to join to opt out. Additionally, because almost everyone who was identified as a smoker at these companies was enrolled automatically, the results are more indicative of the real-world effects employers can expect when offering these programs to all employees who smoke, compared with prior studies that only enrolled people who were already motivated to quit.

Financial incentive offers helped smokers quitting cigarettes as compared to the costly e-cigarette regulation, says a recent analysis conducted by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine. Several large corporations are also interested in helping their employees quit because smoking employees are more expensive than non-smoking ones.

One of the groups was promised $600 in cash if they quit for six months, while the other received the same sum but in a bank deposit.

The data were then correlated with the age at which they started using cannabis, the researcher said.

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Note that this multi-arm randomized trial found that financial incentives increased the rate of smoking abstinence compared with usual care or nicotine replacement therapy.

Although abstinence among those assigned to free e-cigarettes was numerically higher than for those assigned to a variety of cessation aids, both in the intention-to-treat population and the engaged subgroups, the differences did not come close to statistical significance when adjustments were made for the multiple comparisons.

The study was quite tough, since they took blood and urine samples from the participants even after six months. However, the study is interesting in showing that people can be stimulated with free money to perform various tasks.

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