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 10 irritating smokers' habits Many smokers feel they are being singled out for selective punishment. Here's why they may be to blame themselves. Ask Stop Smoking Advice » Assess Ready to quit smoking? » Assess Are you at risk for cancer? » Assess Are you at risk for COPD? » New warning labels for cigarettes Anti tobacco Art Smoking licence: pros & cons Smoking being one of the leading causes of lung cancer is currently being talked about globally. 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. Passive smoking The health risks associated with passive smoking are generally less well known than those of direct smoking – but they have been proved beyond a doubt Passive smoking can kill you Passive smoking basically means breathing in other people's smoke. If you spend eight hours in a smoke-filled room, it is as if you have smoked 36 cigarettes. Smoking: what you don’t know Yes, we know you know: smoking ups risk for lung cancer and heart disease. But cot death? Damaged sperm? Tobacco use is a total onslaught on you and yours. How passive smoking hurts Research shows that non-smokers who inhale second-hand smoke suffer many of the diseases of active smoking. “ Latest comment on Health24 Gungets Tuft says... Douglas - not Global Warming, anthropogenic or otherwise, please. You will notice that scientists no longer talk about Global Warming. It is Climate Change, since no evidence can... Scientists say humans are causing global climate change ” World No Tobacco Day: The dangers of passive smoking 31 May is globally known as World No-Tobacco Day. Smoking is the single largest preventable cause of premature death, disability and disease. Protect your children from smoke If a woman falls pregnant and she is a smoker, she should stop smoking for the nine months that she is pregnant. Tobacco can have terrible effects on an unborn child. Why smoking makes you look old It's time to quit. Would it help if you knew smoking puts you on a rollercoaster to premature ageing? load more articles advertisement From our sponsors There are more than 200 different viruses which can cause a cold A clinically proven skin care range is now available Medihelp’s regional information sessions Superior comfort and support Live healthier Keep your bones healthy » Osteoporosis risk The beauty of bones Ask the expert Osteoporosis facts Here are some interesting facts about the condition that you might not have known: Fight cold and flu » Myths and facts Cold or flu? Where germs hide 15 tips to stay healthy in winter Don't let colds and flu stop you this winter.