If someone offers you $500 to quit smoking, would you take it?

United States
June 21, 2009 8:47pm CST
So, if someone wants you to quit smoke, probably it is too hard for you to accomplish such big mission. But what if they offers an incentive, let's say about $500 for you to quit smoke. Would you do it? Would you take it on, and really, really quit smoking? Sometimes, it is hard for someone to quit a bad habit. But with an incentive as a bait, they might take it on. Don't you agree?
4 responses
@qiao522 (449)
• China
22 Jun 09
First of all, I don't smoke. But if I do, I may not take the offer and quit. I just think it is a part of me, myself. I don't wanna change anything even if it is bad for my health.
@qiao522 (449)
• China
22 Jun 09
I don't know exactly. But if I smoke, this is just who I am. I just don't want to become someone else. Huh, funny, ha?
@doormouse (4619)
22 Jun 09
I wouldn't take it coz i like smoking,people don't need an incentive to quit,if you want to quit then just don't buy anymore.The only times i gave up was when i was pregnant,it was easy,i just didn't have one
@HelScream (2828)
• Philippines
22 Jun 09
hahahah it's funny in a way since one of my brother in law offered me something just for me to stop smoking and we are into that deal now it does not involve money though but if he is successful on that particular task then I will have to quite smoking. Well in this case if I was being offered $500 just to quit smoking I really dont know if I would be able to stop though but if it was not a money prize and something more likely i take one bad habit and you take one habit too then I guess I will take the offer.
@mensab (4208)
• Philippines
22 Jun 09
in some instances, bad habits such as smoking are such a difficult habit to kick out from our familiar system. however, there are also instances where sanctions and incentives are successful in changing our lifestyles. sanctions work in an environment where compliance is mandatory and rewarded. for example, smokers will be given a fine if caught in public. incentives also work if the reward is higher than the satisfaction of smoking. well, $500 may be satisfying for some to give up smoking. but there is a need to sustainably reward the non-smoking effort. in my case, i will take the $500 and stop smoking. it is easy for me because i hardly smoke nowadays.