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 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. 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? 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.