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 Two-pronged programme best for quitters A combination of counselling and medication greatly increases smokers' chances of quitting, according to new research. 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 London considers ban on smoking in parks, squares A new report suggests that smoking should be banned in London's parks and other landmarks to discourage smoking. E-cigs may be a 'gateway' to harder drugs Electronic cigarettes may function as a 'gateway drug' that primes the brain to be more receptive to harder drugs. WHO: Ban indoor use of e-cigarettes Until studies prove that 'vaping' is harmless to bystanders, indoor use of electronic cigarettes should be banned, the World Health Organisation recommends. The health benefits of nicotine Everybody knows that cigarettes are terrible, and they unequivocally are, but it turns out that one of their most maligned ingredients is actually not that bad for you. 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. 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. “ Latest comment on Health24 Peter Redelinghuys says... Oh forgot to mention, the pineapple thing def changes the taste according to my wife. Also ladies to avoid any residual odours use white non sented soap and or a gentle gyna... Oral sex: blow your mind ” E-cigarettes may tempt non-smokers to start Non-smoking youths may be more tempted to smoke electronic cigarettes than conventional cigarettes, and are more likely to try regular cigarettes once they have tried e-cigarettes. 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. 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. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Don't let Diabetes take your kidneys away Exam stress – a challenge for the whole family Eduloan offers affordable education finance Vote for 2014 Hill's Pet Slimmer of the Year Live healthier Strenghten your immunity » Keep your immunity strong Immune system boosters Boost your family's immunity 5 immune boosters in your kitchen You don’t need a handful of vitamins and supplements to keep your body healthy, check out these five immune boosting foods you probably already have in your kitchen. Depression » Depression Depression and ageing Teen depression Depression: do you know the signs? One of the key roles you can play in the health of someone who is depressed or suffers from anxiety is to make sure they get the help they need. Here's what you need to know.