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 Timing of first smoke affects lung cancer risk Smokers who light up directly after waking might face higher odds for lung cancer, according to a study. Ask Stop Smoking Advice » Assess Ready to quit smoking? » Assess Are you at risk for cancer? » Assess Are you at risk for COPD? » Is this the best anti-smoking ad ever? The toxic truth behind smoking in cars with children Oral 'nicotine fix' may be safer than cigarettes Swedish Match, manufacturer of 'snus' oral tobacco pouches, wants the FDA to declare the product less harmful than cigarettes. Text messages may double smokers' odds of quitting A study found that cellphone text messages give smokers the constant reminders they need to stay focused on quitting. Plain cigarette packs spur interest in quitting Drab olive cigarette packs bearing a prominent quit-smoking helpline number, have caused more people to become interested in quitting. Hookahs not a safe alternative to cigarettes Water pipe smoking is generally perceived to be a safe alternative to cigarette smoking, but a study shows that water pipe use is not risk-free. Parents should quit smoking when kids are young A study shows that the longer adolescents are exposed to a parent's smoking, the more likely they are to begin smoking and to become regular smokers themselves. E-cigarette refills can poison infants The consequences of children accidentally consuming the nicotine in e-cigarette refill vials can easily become tragic. “ Latest comment on Health24 Alab Mercy says... this is real take it serious, who will believe that a herb can cure ten years HIV in my body, i navel believe that this will work i have spend a lot when... Treatment of cancer ” Raising sin tax gets smokers to quit On World No Tobacco Day, 31 May 2014, the World Health Organisation calls for nations to dramatically raise taxes on tobacco as the most effective way to curb smoking. New lung cancer guidelines can save more lives Implementing new screening guidelines for lung cancer would detect many easily curable early stage cases, but the costs might be prohibitive. Candy-flavoured 'little cigars' seducing US teens Fruit flavours in popular candy and drink products are being exploited in the engineered designs of flavoured tobacco products. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Occlusal disease, a modern day dental problem Breakfast like a King Alzheimer’s disease – incurable but preventable Cancer is a word that strikes fear into the hearts of many. Live healthier Yoga » Exercise time? Yoga mats matter Yoga and sleep What yoga can do for you Yoga is a stress-buster, but it also helps with anxiety, depression, insomnia, back pain and other ills. Allergy alert » Allergy myths Cold or allergy? Children and allergies Allergy facts vs. fiction Some of the greatest allergy myths and misconceptions can actually be damaging to your health.