Mums-To-Be Urged To Quit Smoking

Pregnant smokers in Northern Ireland could be offered shopping vouchers as an incentive to quit.

The vouchers are part of a research scheme undertaken in Glasgow, which found out that women given up to £400 where more likely to stop smoking.

Researchers reported that out of six hundred women involved in the study, 20% of those who received vouchers stopped smoking, compared to 9% using usual NHS support.
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The researchers want to test if the trend continues in other places. Further trials have been planned for Northern Ireland, Lanarkshire, Nottingham and south London.


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