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 FDA seeks data on e-cigarettes after surge in poisoning cases As more people turn to e-cigarettes and poison centres reporting an increase in liquid nicotine poisoning, the US Food and Drug Administration says the public urgently needs to be made aware of the dangers. 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 5 most common smoking alternatives Trying to find an alternative method to quit smoking? Here are the five most common. 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. 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. Smokers may need more anaesthesia for surgery Turkish researchers found that women who smoked needed 33 percent more anaesthesia during a total abdominal hysterectomy than non-smokers. How South Africans quit smoking We asked ex-smokers to share their secrets to successfully quitting smoking. Find out how they managed to kick the habit. “ Latest comment on Health24 Vlad the Impala says... Ozzie foreplay: Brace y'rself Sheila - incoming! Foreplay isn’t what you think it is ” Wales to ban e-cigarettes in enclosed public places The Welsh Health Minister said there was a danger that e-cigarettes could be a 'gateway' product which would encourage young people to take up regular cigarettes. Many teens think 'light smoking' is safe Almost all adolescents are aware that smoking is a health hazard, but many fail to believe that the occasional puff is just as harmful. Imperial Tobacco launches caffeinated mouth strips Imperial Tobacco Group, the world's third largest cigarette maker, is moving into caffeine as more people kick the deadly smoking habit, launching a melt-in-your-mouth strip designed to give an energy boost. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Keeping your skin soft, moisturised and winter-ready The health benefits of donating blood Hydration is vital all year round Momentum Health: an industry leader in healthcare Live healthier Stay out of trouble » Asthma danger zones 13 danger zones Teen dangers 21 dangerous things people do Here are 21 things people do without thinking. But they are dangerous, and could kill you or the people around you. Sexual health » STIs: how to stay safe Apps for gay and bi men tied to STI risk Penis bumps The STI most men get without knowing it Most guys haven't ever heard of the human papillomavirus, yet many will get it at some stage in their lives without even knowing it.