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 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. 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? 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. 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. 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. 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 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. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors The three stress-busting basics you can’t afford to ignore Detangle the myths from the facts Why you should try the cold or hot approach for sports-related injuries Head lice myth busters! Live healthier Coffee and wine for the win! » Could heartburn drugs upset your 'good' gut bacteria? Life is a gut reaction Good news! Coffee & wine may promote a healthy gut Diverse bacteria help your gut stay healthy. Here's how what you eat and drink can help or harm that balance - and it's not all bad news. I gave hubby HIV » Giving babies antibodies promptly may eliminate HIV Vaginal ring to prevent HIV on the cards I gave my husband HIV and watched him die Stephanie van Niekerk unwittingly infected her husband with HIV and ended up having to watch him wither and die in front of her very eyes. This is Stephanie's story in her own words.