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 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? 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? 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. 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. 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. London considers ban on smoking in parks, squares A new report suggests that smoking should be banned in London's parks and other landmarks to discourage smoking. Weight gain after quitting A belief popular among smokers and non-smokers is that smoking is an efficient way to control body weight. 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. Finding the best treatment for quitting smoking According to research, most smokers who try to give up tobacco fail within the first week, so matching them to the best treatment is essential. Champix FAQs Champix, a prescription drug that reduced the urge to smoke, is the newest tool available to help smokers kick the habit. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors The three stress-busting basics you can’t afford to ignore Detangle the myths from the facts Why you should try the cold or hot approach for sports-related injuries Head lice myth busters! Live healthier Coffee and wine for the win! » Could heartburn drugs upset your 'good' gut bacteria? Life is a gut reaction Good news! Coffee & wine may promote a healthy gut Diverse bacteria help your gut stay healthy. Here's how what you eat and drink can help or harm that balance - and it's not all bad news. I gave hubby HIV » Giving babies antibodies promptly may eliminate HIV Vaginal ring to prevent HIV on the cards I gave my husband HIV and watched him die Stephanie van Niekerk unwittingly infected her husband with HIV and ended up having to watch him wither and die in front of her very eyes. This is Stephanie's story in her own words.