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Scottish NHS offers cash to get smokers to quit

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 27 March 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1306
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. 1Edinburgh

    The NHS in Scotland is offering smokers £12.50 (€13; $18) a week to quit cigarettes, in a two year pilot scheme that will test if financial incentives help.

    The Quit4u project is being run in Dundee and targeted at people who live in the city’s deprived areas, where smoking rates are high and cessation levels low.

    The money will be credited to an electronic card that can be redeemed in supermarkets for fresh food and groceries. The incentive will be paid for …

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