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 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. Ask Stop Smoking Advice » Assess Ready to quit smoking? » Assess Are you at risk for cancer? » Assess Are you at risk for COPD? » 17 Things you didn't know about e-cigarettes 7 natural techniques to help you quit smoking 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. 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. 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. 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. “ Latest comment on Health24 Linda Groenendaal says... Nooooo KFC for me will not touch that stuff as the standard of hygiene in this country has gone out the window just like everything else in this country gone to the dogs. KFC India: fried chicken legs tainted with bacteria ” Are cigars safer than cigarettes? Love puffing on a cigar? Be warned: this form of tobacco is no safer than cigarettes. 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. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Soothe your family’s coughs and colds Why hydration is important while exercising Taking charge of your health Man, take care of your health! Live healthier Up for grabs! » Knee pain caused by a sports injury? Knee pain may run in the family Strengthen your ankles Win free gel to help with joint pain 100 lucky readers can each win a pack of FLEXISEQ gel valued at R300! Winter wellness » Don't overdose on salt this winter In praise of the blanket Keep your feet happy in winter Stay in tip top condition this winter Boost your health with our winter wellness guide.