Home > Lifestyle > Stop smoking > Prevalance in SA Prevalance in SA All sections in Stop Smoking » Effects of smoking » Stop smoking advice » Other forms of tobacco use » Smoking FAQs » Smoking in SA » Stop Smoking News Do smokers make bad employees? Tobacco legislation has cleared the air in our workplaces, but many employees still struggle with a smoking habit that hurts their productivity. Are you one? Ask Stop Smoking Advice » Assess Ready to quit smoking? » Assess Are you at risk for cancer? » Assess Are you at risk for COPD? » The toxic truth behind smoking in cars with children Quit smoking this year SA set to go 100% smoke-free All buildings indoors and some outdoor areas in South Africa will become 100% smoke-free if draft regulations published by the Minister of Health become law. Non-smokers: know your rights Everyone has the right to a smoke-free environment. It is your right to complain when someone smokes in your presence and to take steps if someone smokes in a smoke-free area. The war on cigarettes Alcohol, tooth-rotting fizzy drinks, lardburgers, fast cars – the world is full of fun stuff that isn’t very good for us. So is it fair to single out cigarettes for demonization? Warning: Poison Health warnings on cigarette packs are among the strongest defences against the global tobacco epidemic. Take a look at examples of what lobbyists want to see on cigarette packs. Tobacco's battle for Africa With its growth slowing in developed countries, the tobacco industry is increasingly pinning its hopes on Africa – but at what cost to public health? The toughest anti-smoking law Ireland put into place Monday the world's toughest anti-smoking law, banning tobacco in all enclosed workplaces, as well as in pubs and restaurants. “ Latest comment on Health24 Goldie Saturnz says... Olivia, these people just know how to complain on internet forums. They too lazy to hold government to account thinking voting (or not voting) every five years is supposed to be... Load shedding is your fault too ” Non-smokers, rise up! We've got some of the most advanced anti-tobacco legislation in the world, but it's worth nothing if we don't enforce it. On World No Tobacco Day, it's time to get activist. 10 smoking laws you must know You might still be hazy on the latest anti-tobacco legislation, but it's been passed and is steadily being enforced. Get used to obeying the law - the penalties are no joke. The cost of smoking If you're a smoker, you'll be hit by the new "sin" tax. All 88 cents of it. This tool will tell you what it costs you to smoke. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Recovery after exercise is an essential part of any workout What is Metabolic Syndrome? Could you have it? Eyecare for computer users Treet-It Anti-Lice aiding schools in the prevention of Head Lice Live healthier Down hill? » Argus Cycle Tour Celebrities who masturbate Can't get it up? Erectile dysfunction and the cyclist Does cycling cause erectile dysfunction? Some urologists seem to think so. Fitness fuel » Banned substances Sport and nutrition Exercise myths busted Are there any 'safe' sports supplements? Sportsmen and -women need to be super vigilant when they take any medication or supplement. Just one wrong step can ruin a promising career, DietDoc warns.