Home > Lifestyle > Stop smoking > News News All sections in Stop Smoking » Effects of smoking » Stop smoking advice » Other forms of tobacco use » Smoking FAQs » Smoking in SA » Stop Smoking News Are e-cigarettes a gateway to smoking? An association between smoking and e-cigarette use among adolescents has been established, but it doesn't answer the question if e-cigarettes are in fact a gateway to smoking. Ask Stop Smoking Advice » Assess Ready to quit smoking? » Assess Are you at risk for cancer? » Assess Are you at risk for COPD? » The toxic truth behind smoking in cars with children Quit smoking this year French slow to embrace anti-smoking policies Paradoxically, the French, among the most health-conscious people on the planet, have long appeared indifferent to the implications of smoking. Heavy smoking changes youngsters' brains A study indicates that the brains of young people who are heavy smokers are clearly different compared to those of lighter smokers. Utah and Colorado to increase smoking age to 21 Utah and Colorado have voted to treat tobacco like alcohol and increase the smoking age to 21 because so many smokers start as teens. Hubbly bubbly not a safe alternative to cigarettes There has been a recent rise in teen hookah smoking. Although dabblers don't realise it, hubbly bubbly can be addictive and harmful. Lax anti-smoking laws may kill 13 million Chinese By implementing already existing anti-smoking laws, China can prevent nearly 13 million tobacco-related deaths by 2050. ‘Spock’ urges fans to quit smoking Actor Leonard Nimoy, best known as Spock in the television series Star Trek said he was 'doing OK' after being diagnosed with lung disease and urged fans to quit smoking. “ Latest comment on Health24 Atheitis says... Rechargeable lights are useless. The batteries degrade over time and when you get the outage you find that fail after 5 minutes. Much better to get battery powered LED lights... How to survive load shedding ” The health benefits of nicotine Everybody knows that cigarettes are terrible, and they unequivocally are, but it turns out that one of their most maligned ingredients is actually not that bad for you. Bigger tobacco crop will help Zim's ailing economy According to a minister Zimbabwe hopes to boost agricultural output this year with an increase in tobacco production, already the country's biggest export. Quitting smoking also good for mental health A study suggests that quitting smoking may be as good for your mental health as it is for your physical health. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Recovery after exercise is an essential part of any workout What is Metabolic Syndrome? Could you have it? Eyecare for computer users Treet-It Anti-Lice aiding schools in the prevention of Head Lice Live healthier Down hill? » Argus Cycle Tour Celebrities who masturbate Can't get it up? Erectile dysfunction and the cyclist Does cycling cause erectile dysfunction? Some urologists seem to think so. Fitness fuel » Banned substances Sport and nutrition Exercise myths busted Are there any 'safe' sports supplements? Sportsmen and -women need to be super vigilant when they take any medication or supplement. Just one wrong step can ruin a promising career, DietDoc warns.