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 SEE: How your body reacts when you quit smoking Every year, nearly 8 million adults light up 27 billion cigarettes. Here's a look at how your body reacts when you stop smoking. 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? The challenge of making Africa smoke-free Three international tobacco policy experts weigh in about controlling tobacco marketing in low- and middle-income countries. Quitting smoking may cut complication risk after joint replacement It's known that smokers do worse than non-smokers after joint replacements, and now research shows that quitting smoking before surgery can improve patients' outcomes. Secondhand smoke bad for pets as well Dogs and cats not only breathe in tobacco smoke, but can also ingest harmful substances by licking their owner's hair, skin and clothes, an expert warns. E-cigarettes just as bad for gums as regular smokes A study has shown that when the vapours from an e-cigarette are burned, it causes cells to release inflammatory proteins, aggravating stress within cells. Teen vapers more likely to become frequent smokers A survey of Los Angeles students found that teens who vape frequently are more than twice as likely to start smoking on a weekly basis. Smoking wreaks genetic havoc on lungs New research indicates that tobacco smoking causes mutations in the lungs and other organs that lead to cancer by multiple distinct mechanisms. James Bond quits smoking, but co-stars don't A new study finds that Bond has not smoked since 2002, but is unfortunately still at risk of secondhand smoking. Elderly heart patients ignore anti-smoking prescriptions An American study found that only about ten percent of heart attack patients filled a prescription for smoking-cessation medication within three months of leaving hospital. Research quantifies genetic damage caused by smoking New research is providing the first accurate measure of the devastating genetic damage smoking inflicts not only in lungs but also in other organs not directly exposed to smoke. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Constipation in women SA's old diesel vehicles continue to fuel allergies Complete our allergy survey and stand a chance to win R 1000! Live healthier Wasting water? » South Africa is facing a water crisis Water saving tips Water quality report shocks SEE: How much water do you use per day? With level 4 water restrictions in Cape Town, residents are urged to use a maximum of 100 litres per person per day. Here’s how quickly it adds up. Life saving tip! » SEE: 10 things to keep in your first aid kit 10 first aid myths Here's why you need a first aid kit in the car Emergency services are often spread thin, especially when storms and major disasters strike. When travelling on the road, having a well-stocked first aid kit could be a lifesaver.