The best incentive was a money
This motivator has overtaken nicotine patches and medicines
Smoking is one of the oldest bad habits of mankind. But today, much attention is paid to healthy lifestyle and tobacco-free.
In the course of the experiment showed that the most effective method in the fight against Smoking is money. Finance has overtaken nicotine patches and medicines.
Scientists conducted an experiment on three groups of people. The first group all the time were given information about what entails a healthy lifestyle. The second group was given nicotine patches and some pharmaceuticals. The third group were supplied with electronic cigarettes. Each participant in the second and third group could receive $ 600, but they could easily lose if within 6 months it broke down and lit a cigarette.
It turned out that the groups that were offered just an aid to quit Smoking is only 0.1%, in other groups this percentage is 0.5% – 3%. The best result was shown by those who received a monetary reward.
Scientists report that the cost of this project was less than the amount that large companies spend to encourage their employees to quit Smoking. For example, in Japan practice this method: – Smoking employees get more salary and more vacation pay, comparable to their Smoking colleagues. The companies explain that smokers a break from work to go out for a smoke, at the same time non-smokers continue to work. Goes, non-smokers work longer, and therefore deserve a larger salary and more vacation.
Some experts do not agree with the results of the study, arguing that those conducting the experiment, actually do not know, did participants in any substitute cigarette substance.