Every month, Cynthia Edwards breathes through a machine that can tell if she’s been smoking. If the machine registers a low enough number, she takes home a $25 voucher to help her pay for diapers for her five-month old son, Justus.
This voucher system is part of a program known as Baby and Me Tobacco Free. In 2013, Indiana became one of several states that use Baby and Me protocols, and so far the state has reported positive results. Of more than 400 participants, nearly three out of four were able to quit.