Paying the price for an incentive: an exploratory study of smokers' reasons for failing to complete an incentive based smoking cessation scheme.

@article{Allan2012PayingTP,
  title={Paying the price for an incentive: an exploratory study of smokers' reasons for failing to complete an incentive based smoking cessation scheme.},
  author={Caroline L.M. Allan and Andrew Radley and Brian Lee Williams},
  journal={Journal of health services research & policy},
  year={2012},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={
          212-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVES In 2009, one Scottish region launched a smoking cessation programme offering a weekly financial incentive of £12.50 over a 12-week period. However, a significant proportion of registered participants dropped out of the programme, some even failing to collect the financial reward they were owed. We explore reasons for disengagement and failure to re-engage within this group. METHOD Individuals (n = 14) were interviewed in depth. Transcripts from recorded interviews formed the… CONTINUE READING
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