Home > Lifestyle > Stop smoking > Stop smoking advice Stop smoking advice 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 Quitting smoking may help you gain friends A welcome finding of a new study is that quitting smoking will broaden people's social circles, mainly because they become more socially acceptable to a much wider group of people – nonsmokers. 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? Paying smokers to quit may actually work Swiss researchers found that among hundreds of poor smokers, continued payments helped more than one third kick the habit long term. More and more US adults kicking the smoking habit Last year was the biggest one-year decline in over 20 years in smoking among US adults. Tobacco firms lose UK court bid to stop standard packaging Tobacco companies challenged the legality of standardised green packaging, which bear warnings and graphic images of the dangers of smoking, and lost the case. 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. 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. 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. Fitness and exercise going up in smoke Did you know smoking and lack of physical activity are two of the top three risk factors for early death and chronic disease that individuals can change? 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. 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. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors How to still have a good life with diabetes Eye-Q: R50 off! Lose weight Otrivin Menthol relieves sinus congestion Live healthier Love coffee? Your heart may too » What to eat for white teeth Bad foods for teeth-whitening Do any of these drinks cause your teeth to hurt? Savour your coffee – with a bright smile Here's how to stop coffee from staining your teeth while enjoying all its health benefits. Get your groove back! » Get your move on! Morning run? 5 exercises to start your summer fitness regime 6 easy ways to make your workout fun again Some inspiration to make sure your workout routine don't become tedious.