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 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. 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 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. 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. 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. Hookahs not a safe alternative to cigarettes Water pipe smoking is generally perceived to be a safe alternative to cigarette smoking, but a study shows that water pipe use is not risk-free. “ Latest comment on Health24 Joe Black says... 195 stab wounds. 195... They have described how they did it. They want to plead not guilty. What is this insanity? I am utterly dumbfounded. She was a human being. Durban prostitute decapitated for traditional medicine ” 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. Raising sin tax gets smokers to quit On World No Tobacco Day, 31 May 2014, the World Health Organisation calls for nations to dramatically raise taxes on tobacco as the most effective way to curb smoking. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Cardiovascular risk factors Take care of your teeth. Anytime. Anywhere. Like us on facebook! Why take out life insurance from OUTsaurance Live healthier Knee pain relief » Knee injuries Test your knee pain knowledge Symptoms of knee pain Do you suffer from knee pain? Do you suffer from recurrent knee pain? It could be osteoarthritis... Vitamin wise » Vitamins for HIV What to eat for vitamin B? Cut down on vitamins Get your vitamins right Find out which vitamin to use for which condition. Ask our Vitamin expert.