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 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. Ask Stop Smoking Advice » Assess Ready to quit smoking? » Assess Are you at risk for cancer? » Assess Are you at risk for COPD? » Tobacco and your body New warning labels for cigarettes 10 irritating smokers' habits Many smokers feel they are being singled out for selective punishment. Here's why they may be to blame themselves. 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. 2013 Smoking Survey: The dangers of passive smoking It's time for the 2013 Great SA Smoking Survey. Have your say and you could win R2000. 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? “ Latest comment on Health24 Nicole Robb says... Lol Cats that won't let dogs pass by ” 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. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life. Live healthier Grief » Phases of grief Culture and grief Grieving in holidays How do you deal with grief? There is no right way of coping with death. The way a person grieves depends on the personality of that person and the relationship with the person who has died. Weight loss » Healthy snacking Weight and heart Texting and weight 10 tips to lose weight Need to shed some weight? Get rid of those extra kilos for good with these 10 expert weight loss tips, compiled by Health24's DietDoc, Dr Ingrid van Heerden.