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 » Smoking alternatives More and more US adults kicking the smoking habit Last year was the biggest one-year decline in over 20 years in smoking among US adults. 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? SA set to join global plain cigarette packaging trend The South African Government is preparing a Draft Bill to introduce plain packaging of tobacco products. The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) welcomes this stand against tobacco use. How second hand smoke puts even non-smokers at risk of serious lung disease Serious lung diseases like COPD can be caused by exposure to second hand smoke at home and in the workplace. Here’s the facts you should know this World No Tobacco Day. Tobacco firms lose UK court bid to stop standard packaging Tobacco companies challenged the legality of standardised green packaging, which bear warnings and graphic images of the dangers of smoking, and lost the case. No more smoking anywhere at DHL Newlands stadium Designated smoking areas at DHL Newlands rugby grounds have been closed, and no smoking, not even e-cigarettes, will from now on be allowed. Better adjusted teen smokers prefer e-cigarettes A new study found that teens with fewer mental health problems will opt for e-cigarettes instead of cancer-causing regular cigarettes. Calls to ban outdoor smoking in the US A new survey indicates that increasing numbers of Americans and Canadians are in favour of banning smoking in outdoor venues. New tobacco laws and crackdown on e-cigarettes in EU The European Union's top court has approved new rules requiring plain cigarette packs, banning menthol cigarettes and regulating the electronic cigarette market. No clear winner among stop-smoking aids Whether you use the nicotine patch, lozenges or Chantix, a strong desire to quit is the most important factor, according to experts. Here's your chance to stop smoking Making the decision to quit smoking could be the best thing for your health in the long run – and counselling plus a combination of medication also increases your chances of success. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Cipla Nutrition- Dummies Guide to Enduro Prep 4 clever ways to stay active this winter Key signs you need a change in diet Clear your head with fast-acting, long-lasting Sinutab® Nasal Spray Live healthier PMS, depression & suicide » Don't let PMS get you down Symptoms of PMS Diagnosing PMS The link between PMS, depression and suicidal thoughts The symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) are similar to those of PMS, but generally more severe – and could include depression and even thoughts of suicide. A vegan marathon runner » Comrades: don't run if you're ill Fuel your body for the Comrades Running the Comrades Marathon on a vegan diet Donovan Will, who is training to run the Comrades Marathon, speaks to Health24 about his plant based diet and fears of getting injured ahead of the big race.