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 UK health officials endorse e-cigarettes Health officials in Britain have for the first time endorsed e-cigarettes, saying they are 95 percent safer than tobacco equivalents and even suggesting doctors should be able to prescribe the "game-changing" devices to smokers trying to quit. Ask Stop Smoking Advice » Assess Ready to quit smoking? » Assess Are you at risk for cancer? » Assess Are you at risk for COPD? » 17 Things you didn't know about e-cigarettes 7 natural techniques to help you quit smoking The cost of smoking If you're a smoker, you'll be hit by the new "sin" tax. All 88 cents of it. This tool will tell you what it costs you to smoke. Watch out for cancer-causing formaldehyde in new generation e-cigarettes E-cigarette vapour can contain cancer-causing formaldehyde at levels up to 15 times higher than regular cigarettes and when users turn up the heat, formaldehyde levels may increase as well. Risks vs. benefits of e-cigarettes unclear to consumers A study suggests that smokers have mixed opinions on whether electronic cigarettes are beneficial when trying to quit smoking or not. E-cigarette use triples among high school kids The use of electronic cigarettes by high school students in the US has tripled over three years. Ex-smokers at risk of heart failure up to 15 years after quitting For ex-smokers, the risks of heart failure and death only become the same as it would be for someone who has never smoked, 15 years after quitting. “ Latest comment on Health24 Henry Van Der Vaartenburp says... Included should also be the myths of "organic" and how it's just a fabricated marketing term to get people to pay more for products that have no added benefit. Food myths you should stop believing ” Friends and family influence teens' e-cigarette use Research shows that youth who are exposed to positive feedback on electronic cigarettes are likely to use the nicotine-infused devices themselves. The 5 most common smoking alternatives Trying to find an alternative method to quit smoking? Here are the five most common. Use Ramadan to quit smoking Muslim doctors in the US have suggested that Ramadan should be used as an aid to help people quit smoking. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Migraines – more than just a headache Fifty and fabulous! There’s something newly cool about turning 50 Keeping your skin soft, moisturised and winter-ready The health benefits of donating blood Live healthier » Novel health supplement now available in SA stores Omega Caro-E, a locally developed and patented fish oil supplement is now available in South Africa. » Reduce bladder leakages by clenching Stirling Gravitas, gold medallist at life, explains how to beat those bladder leakages!