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 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. 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? 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. 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. 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. Exploding e-cigarettes sending 'vapers' to burn centres E-cigarette explosions are caused by powerful lithium-ion batteries used in the devices; these rechargeable batteries charge a heating coil that brings liquid nicotine and flavourings to boiling point. 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. Smoking linked to one-fourth of US cancer deaths While US smoking rates have been falling, 40 million US adults are cigarette smokers and smoking is the top cause of preventable deaths. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors K Naomi takes a stand and shows women how to fight back WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Constipation in women SA's old diesel vehicles continue to fuel allergies Live healthier Are you sure? » Aid your digestion What are digestive disorders? Are you really constipated? Many people think that if they do not have two or more bowel movements every single day of their lives they are constipated. This is patently not true, writes DietDoc. True of False? » SEE: How anaphylactic shock affects your body Stop believing these 10 allergy myths Do you still believe that hay fever is caused by hay? Or that food allergies are really common? No, and no again. We bust 10 myths about allergies.