For socioeconomically challenged smokers, offering financial incentives doubled smoking cessation rates.

Abstinence rates were significantly higher for those assigned to the intervention group at all visits following the quit date, with 49 percent remaining abstinent versus 25 percent of usual care participants at four weeks after the quit date. Twelve weeks after the quit date and eight weeks after incentives were discontinued, 33 percent of the financial incentives group were abstinent versus 14 percent in the usual care group.

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