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 Are e-cigs safer than cigarettes? Stop smoking News Here's your chance to stop smoking Making the decision to quit smoking could be the best thing for your health in the long run – and counselling plus a combination of medication also increases your chances of success. More in Stop smoking News Calls to ban outdoor smoking in the US Ex-smokers' risk of diabetes diminishes over time Low nicotine cigarettes may help you quit Teens lured by flavoured tobacco products 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 » Stop smoking advice Calls to ban outdoor smoking in the US A new survey indicates that increasing numbers of Americans and Canadians are in favour of banning smoking in outdoor venues. See all Stop smoking advice » Other forms of tobacco use Chewing tobacco kills more than 250,000 people each year: Smokeless tobacco, such as chewing tobacco, causes cancers of the mouth, pharynx and oesophagus as well as heart disease. And it kills hundreds of thousands across the globe. See all Other forms of tobacco use » 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? 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 » News Long-term effects of e-cigarettes still unknown E-cigarettes don't contain many of the harmful chemicals found in traditional cigarettes, but it is still unknown how they will affect our health in the long run. See all News » News The dangers of smokeless tobacco Athletic scholars are opting for chew, moist snuff or dip smokless tobacco products thinking that it is less harmful than cigarettes, when in actual fact it is not. See all News » advertisement From our sponsors How will we feed 9 billion people? Try the Meat Free Movember Challenge Fit starts now with MRP Sport Get Race Ready with REHIDRAT® Live healthier Toilet matters » 45 toilets in the world Poop in weird places Toilet paper debate The funniest bathroom signs ever These signs have taken toilet humour to the next level. Too Tired? » 20 signs of burnout Staying active reduces stress 10 ways to have a healthier work day Why you're exhausted Lost your mojo? Here are 5 surprising energy drainers, plus the easy fixes that will help put the pep back in your step!