Home > Lifestyle > Stop smoking > Other forms of tobacco use Other forms of tobacco use 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 Are cigars safer than cigarettes? Love puffing on a cigar? Be warned: this form of tobacco is no safer than cigarettes. 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? Chewing tobacco kills more than 250,000 people each year: Smokeless tobacco, such as chewing tobacco, causes cancers of the mouth, pharynx and oesophagus as well as heart disease. And it kills hundreds of thousands across the globe. When it comes to e-cigs, Big Tobacco is concerned for your health Cigarette makers and MarkTen's E-cigarettes have put a warning on the e-cigarette packaging to help neutralise the threat that e-cigarettes pose to their businesses. 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. Hubbly bubblies make you sick “Smoking a hubb” (hubbly bubbly / hookah) has become hugely fashionable among young people, and is thought of as a convivial, harmless activity. Time to burst that bubble. Say so long to spit tobacco Smokers have no doubt been barraged with warnings about the dangers of their bad habit, but those who use smokeless tobacco might also want to heed the health cautions. UN report on e-cigarettes an overreaction? A UN report on e-cigarettes may have exaggerated their health risk and underplayed their role as a safe alternative to tobacco. Cigars and pipe tobacco Some cigarette smokers switch to pipes or cigars in the belief that this is a less dangerous form of smoking. But pipe and cigar smokers are also at increased risk. Smokeless tobacco dangerous too Don't be fooled: smokeless tobacco also contains harmful chemicals. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors The three stress-busting basics you can’t afford to ignore Detangle the myths from the facts Why you should try the cold or hot approach for sports-related injuries Head lice myth busters! Live healthier Coffee and wine for the win! » Could heartburn drugs upset your 'good' gut bacteria? Life is a gut reaction Good news! Coffee & wine may promote a healthy gut Diverse bacteria help your gut stay healthy. Here's how what you eat and drink can help or harm that balance - and it's not all bad news. I gave hubby HIV » Giving babies antibodies promptly may eliminate HIV Vaginal ring to prevent HIV on the cards I gave my husband HIV and watched him die Stephanie van Niekerk unwittingly infected her husband with HIV and ended up having to watch him wither and die in front of her very eyes. This is Stephanie's story in her own words.