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Effects of smoking

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.

10 irritating smokers' habits

Many smokers feel they are being singled out for selective punishment. Here's why they may be to blame themselves.

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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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.

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

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