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 Otrivin Menthol relieves sinus congestion Innovative hearing aids can now interact online Second Healthcare Innovation Summit set for Johannesburg Salomon introduces Speedcross 4 Live healthier Nutrition crisis! » Good nutrition on the job will give you the edge Nutrition labels on food encourage healthy choices Nutrition may be as big a challenge today as HIV/Aids was 15 years ago Many people in a large number of low and middle income countries now experience a 'double burden' of malnutrition. E-cigarettes less risky? » E-cigarettes not an acceptable alternative to most smokers UK health officials endorse e-cigarettes E-cigarettes less of a cancer risk than regular smokes A study indicates that smokers who switch to e-cigarettes reduce their exposure to cancer-causing chemicals.