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 Smoking leaves lasting imprint on DNA Researchers found that for those who stopped smoking, most genes 'recovered' within five years of quitting – but even so, some genetic changes remained, 30 years after quitting. 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? Studies claim e-cigarettes help smokers quit A team of scientists from University College London say new evidence that 'vaping' can help smokers stop is compelling. 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. Quitting smoking may help you gain friends A welcome finding of a new study is that quitting smoking will broaden people's social circles, mainly because they become more socially acceptable to a much wider group of people – nonsmokers. Smokers who are giving up may drink less It's not clear why people who are trying to stop smoking may drink less than other smokers, says a British study. Why South Africa needs to up the ante against smoking again Countries that have successfully decreased illicit trade have typically used a combination of political will and technology. South Africa should join the pack. 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. Paying smokers to quit may actually work Swiss researchers found that among hundreds of poor smokers, continued payments helped more than one third kick the habit long term. Gruesome cigarette pack images do encourage quitting Images like smoke emerging from a hole in the neck, smoke-ravaged lungs, badly stained teeth, or a patient near death do change smoking behaviour, according to new research. New Zealand to remove logos from cigarette packs New Zealand is moving ahead with plans to make tobacco companies remove their logos from cigarette packs and enhance graphic health warnings. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors How to still have a good life with diabetes Eye-Q: R50 off! Lose weight Otrivin Menthol relieves sinus congestion Live healthier Love coffee? Your heart may too » What to eat for white teeth Bad foods for teeth-whitening Do any of these drinks cause your teeth to hurt? Savour your coffee – with a bright smile Here's how to stop coffee from staining your teeth while enjoying all its health benefits. Get your groove back! » Get your move on! Morning run? 5 exercises to start your summer fitness regime 6 easy ways to make your workout fun again Some inspiration to make sure your workout routine don't become tedious.