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 Hookah smokers are inhaling benzene High levels of benzene are present in hookah smokers and nonsmokers after attending events where these pipes are used. 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 E-cigarette use triples among high school kids The use of electronic cigarettes by high school students in the US has tripled over three years. 'Vaping' MRIs may offer clues on smoking addiction Functional MRI's of people while 'vaping' could analyse the effects of smoking on the brain, British scientists say. Two-pronged programme best for quitters A combination of counselling and medication greatly increases smokers' chances of quitting, according to new research. 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. 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. “ Latest comment on Health24 Saartjie Saar says... Whaaaaattt! Now this is creepy! When tumours contain hair, teeth and other body organs ” 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. 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. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Uncontrolled periodontal disease and diabetes – a collective health risk? Exam stress – a challenge for the whole family Eduloan offers affordable education finance Live healthier Allergy alert » Allergy myths Cold or allergy? Children and allergies Allergy facts vs. fiction Some of the greatest allergy myths and misconceptions can actually be damaging to your health. Vitamin wise » Vitamins for HIV What to eat for vitamin B? Cut down on vitamins All you need to know about vitamins Find out which vitamin to use for which condition. Ask our Vitamin expert.