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 Diana Jennings-Sanchez says... I get incredible bloating, pressure where I look like I'm pregnant and it's hard for me to breathe takes me 15-30 for gas to go away. It is real scary and some times feel like I'm... 10 foods that cause bloating ” 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 Momentum Health OatWell Dual Cross Is being overweight or obese dangerous? Tips to keep your immunity strong this winter Smile your way to better health Live healthier Strenghten your immunity » Keep your immunity strong Immune system boosters Boost your family's immunity 5 immune boosters in your kitchen You don’t need a handful of vitamins and supplements to keep your body healthy, check out these five immune boosting foods you probably already have in your kitchen. Laugh a little » Eat yourself happy Laugh more and live longer Laughing yoga the best medicine The healing power of laughter A good chuckle doesn't only make you feel happy for a moment, it's beneficial to your health too.