Want To Quit Smoking? Put Some Money On The Line
For those who want to quit smoking, a new study found that money — more than conventional cessation methods — could be the most effective motivator.By Danny Matteson | May 14, 2015
There's plenty of difficult and complicated ways to quit smoking — going cold turkey, nicotine patches — but researchers believe they've discovered a simpler way that seems to be working — money.
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania discovered in a recent study that the threat of losing money from a deposit or the offer of a cash reward were both more effective than conventional techniques aimed at quitting smoking.
That sounds about right. The offer of cash is usually a pretty good motivator.