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 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. 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? Smoking leaves lasting imprint on DNA Researchers found that for those who stopped smoking, most genes 'recovered' within five years of quitting – but even so, some genetic changes remained, 30 years after quitting. Studies claim e-cigarettes help smokers quit A team of scientists from University College London say new evidence that 'vaping' can help smokers stop is compelling. E-cigarettes less of a cancer risk than regular smokes A study indicates that smokers who switch to e-cigarettes reduce their exposure to cancer-causing chemicals. Paying smokers to quit may actually work Swiss researchers found that among hundreds of poor smokers, continued payments helped more than one third kick the habit long term. Gruesome cigarette pack images do encourage quitting Images like smoke emerging from a hole in the neck, smoke-ravaged lungs, badly stained teeth, or a patient near death do change smoking behaviour, according to new research. New Zealand to remove logos from cigarette packs New Zealand is moving ahead with plans to make tobacco companies remove their logos from cigarette packs and enhance graphic health warnings. Quitting smoking may help you gain friends A welcome finding of a new study is that quitting smoking will broaden people's social circles, mainly because they become more socially acceptable to a much wider group of people – nonsmokers. Smokers who are giving up may drink less It's not clear why people who are trying to stop smoking may drink less than other smokers, says a British study. Why South Africa needs to up the ante against smoking again Countries that have successfully decreased illicit trade have typically used a combination of political will and technology. South Africa should join the pack. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.