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 Imperial Tobacco launches caffeinated mouth strips Imperial Tobacco Group, the world's third largest cigarette maker, is moving into caffeine as more people kick the deadly smoking habit, launching a melt-in-your-mouth strip designed to give an energy boost. 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? When it comes to e-cigs, Big Tobacco is concerned for your health Altria, maker of Marlboro cigarettes and MarkTen's E-cigarettes, have put a 116-word warning on the electronic cigarette packaging to help neutralise the threat that e-cigarettes pose to their businesses. and squeeze out smaller competitors. New generation e-cigarettes contain more cancer-causing formaldehyde than regular cigarettes E-cigarette vapour can contain cancer-causing formaldehyde at levels up to 15 times higher than regular cigarettes and when users turn up the heat, formaldehyde levels may increase as well. Smoking and obesity can cost you a lot of money According to a recent report annual health-care expenses are substantially higher for smokers and the obese, compared with non-smokers and people of healthy weight. Link between e-cigarettes and respiratory infections The vapour from e-cigarettes has been found to trigger a strong immune response in epithelial cells in human lungs. Menstrual cycle can influence efforts to stop smoking Timing attempts to quit smoking around certain points in women's menstrual cycle may increase their chances of success. E-cigarette use rare in non-smokers A survey done in England suggests that the use of electronic cigarettes is not a gateway into smoking. “ Latest comment on Health24 Richard Pearce says... I have never had the shot and I have not had flu in over 10yrs. Everyone I know who has taken then shot gets flu every year. Call for free flu shots in SA ” Many teens think 'light smoking' is safe Almost all adolescents are aware that smoking is a health hazard, but many fail to believe that the occasional puff is just as harmful. Finding the best treatment for quitting smoking According to research, most smokers who try to give up tobacco fail within the first week, so matching them to the best treatment is essential. Tips to help you finally quit smoking in 2015 Quitting smoking is a common New Year's resolution, and the American Lung Association has some tips to help smokers make 2015 the year to really kick the habit. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Taking charge of your health Man, take care of your health! Live healthier Marriage matters » Why marriages fail Divorce harder for kids from wealthy homes Why a curvaceous booty drives men wild "Should we get divorced?" After six years of marriage the spark is gone and this couple can't even have a conversation. Do you have a sweet tooth? » What’s SA’s most sugary drink? Craving sugar? Blame your brain WHO says we're eating too much sugar 10 foods with hidden sugar Even if you don't have a sweet tooth, you might still be eating far more sugar than you think.