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 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. 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? 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Sun protection for all children Understanding your sunscreen The science behind cosmeceuticals Do you know these 5 facts about skincare? Live healthier The debate continues » Working out in the concrete jungle 7 top butt exercises for guys 10 things pole dancing can do for you The running vs. walking debate There are many different theories when it comes to the running vs. walking for health and weight loss. Veganism a crime? » Running the Comrades Marathon on a vegan diet Are vegans unnatural beasts? Can a vegan be really healthy? Should it be a crime to raise a baby on vegan food? After a number of cases of malnourishment in Italy, it may become a crime to feed children under 16 a vegan diet.