Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) promises that it will pay pregnant smokers if they quit. Now the trial scheme has been launched only in one UK region, North-East Essex. Pregnant women who will kick the bad habit for the sake of their future babies are going to receive vouchers worth up to ₤100 (about $143).
Women will get ₤20 ($29) after a week off cigarettes, then ₤40 ($57) after another month and if expectant mother doesn’t smoke a whole year, she will be awarded a further ₤40 ($57). You can’t cheat NHS because each woman entitled to the incentive will have to undergo tests that could show exactly when they have smoked.
That is a great idea of NHS to ensure the good health of future babies for money. Probably, those who don’t smoke at all could also get something for being a non-smoker for their entire life?