Home > Lifestyle > Stop smoking > Effects of smoking Effects of 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 SEE: How your body reacts when you quit smoking Every year, nearly 8 million adults light up 27 billion cigarettes. Here's a look at how your body reacts when you stop smoking. 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? Dagga and alcohol combo recipe for varsity dropout A new study found that university students who consistently consumed moderate-to-high quantities of both dagga and alcohol had lower marks than their sober peers. 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. How smoking kills your heart Smoking is a major cause of heart attack, stroke and peripheral arterial disease. Nearly 40% of all people who die from smoking tobacco do so due to heart and blood vessel disease. Do you smoke with kids in the car? The health risks of secondhand smoke are well-known. However, few people realise the devastating effects of secondhand smoke in a car, especially if the passengers are children. Third-hand smoke can be a killer For the first time a major study has proven that third-hand smoke causes significant damage to our DNA, and becomes even more harmful over time. My neighbour smokes me out So what can you do if your neighbour and her friends smoke on their stoep and it all blows into your cottage? See what CyberShrink advises. The dangers of e-cigarettes A problem some researchers have with e-cigarettes is that there is currently no scientific evidence demonstrating the safety of e-cigarettes. Smoking, premature ageing, and quitting Tobacco smoking seriously affects internal organs, particularly the heart and lungs, but it also affects a person’s appearance. Smoking licence: pros & cons Smoking being one of the leading causes of lung cancer is currently being talked about globally. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors How erectile dysfunction can affect relationships Coping with the fear of cancer IBS affects 15% of people around the world The evolution of asthma treatment Live healthier Could it be? » Can coughing help you during a heart attack? Is it a cold or an allergy? 7 myths about cough 7 dangerous conditions that start with a simple cough Here's why you should never ignore a persistent cough... Do you know the difference? » 6 ways sinusitis can cause a mysterious 'brain fog' Here’s how sinusitis can lead to brain swelling Are you suffering from allergies or sinusitis? Sometimes symptoms can be misleading, and you’re not quite sure if what you’ve got is allergic rhinitis or sinusitis. Here’s how to spot the difference.