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Effects of smoking

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.

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.

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

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.

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Are you really constipated?

Many people think that if they do not have two or more bowel movements every single day of their lives they are constipated. This is patently not true, writes DietDoc.

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Stop believing these 10 allergy myths

Do you still believe that hay fever is caused by hay? Or that food allergies are really common? No, and no again. We bust 10 myths about allergies.