Home > Lifestyle > Stop smoking Stop smoking All sections in Stop Smoking » Effects of smoking » Stop smoking advice » Other forms of tobacco use » Smoking FAQs » Smoking in SA » Stop Smoking News » Smoking alternatives Better adjusted teen smokers prefer e-cigarettes A new study found that teens with fewer mental health problems will opt for e-cigarettes instead of cancer-causing regular cigarettes. Stop smoking News E-cigarettes just as bad for gums as regular smokes A study has shown that when the vapours from an e-cigarette are burned, it causes cells to release inflammatory proteins, aggravating stress within cells. More in Stop smoking News Elderly heart patients ignore anti-smoking prescriptions Teen vapers more likely to become frequent smokers Research quantifies genetic damage caused by smoking Smoking wreaks genetic havoc on lungs Effects of smoking Exploding e-cigarettes sending 'vapers' to burn centres E-cigarette explosions are caused by powerful lithium-ion batteries used in the devices; these rechargeable batteries charge a heating coil that brings liquid nicotine and flavourings to boiling point. See all Effects of smoking » News SA set to join global plain cigarette packaging trend The South African Government is preparing a Draft Bill to introduce plain packaging of tobacco products. The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) welcomes this stand against tobacco use. See all News » Smoking alternatives Anti-smoking drug initially more effective in women According to a study, an effective anti-smoking drug helped women more than men for the first year of treatment. After a year, however, the medication worked equally well for both men and women. See all Smoking alternatives » Stop smoking advice Low nicotine cigarettes may help you quit Smokers who switched to special low-nicotine cigarettes wound up smoking less and were more likely to try to quit, researchers found. See all Stop smoking advice » Take action Ask Stop Smoking Advice » Assess Ready to quit smoking? » Assess Are you at risk for cancer? » Assess Are you at risk for COPD? » Quit smoking this year Is this the best anti-smoking ad ever? News Why South Africa needs to up the ante against smoking again Countries that have successfully decreased illicit trade have typically used a combination of political will and technology. South Africa should join the pack. See all News » Stop smoking How second hand smoke puts even non-smokers at risk of serious lung disease Serious lung diseases like COPD can be caused by exposure to second hand smoke at home and in the workplace. Here’s the facts you should know this World No Tobacco Day. See all Stop smoking » Stop smoking advice Teens lured by flavoured tobacco products Flavoured tobacco products are enticing a new generation of America's youth into nicotine addiction, tobacco-related disease and early death, according to US CDC. See all Stop smoking advice » Stop smoking advice Ex-smokers' risk of diabetes diminishes over time While smoking is linked to an increased risk of developing diabetes, this risk appears to drop over the long term once cigarette use stops, a review suggests. See all Stop smoking advice » advertisement From our sponsors Sun protection for all children Understanding your sunscreen The science behind cosmeceuticals Do you know these 5 facts about skincare? Live healthier The debate continues » Working out in the concrete jungle 7 top butt exercises for guys 10 things pole dancing can do for you The running vs. walking debate There are many different theories when it comes to the running vs. walking for health and weight loss. Veganism a crime? » Running the Comrades Marathon on a vegan diet Are vegans unnatural beasts? Can a vegan be really healthy? Should it be a crime to raise a baby on vegan food? After a number of cases of malnourishment in Italy, it may become a crime to feed children under 16 a vegan diet.