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 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. 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? 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. 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. Smoking and Oral Health Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable illness and premature death – approximately half of all smokers will die of a smoking-related illness. 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. load more articles 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!