Home > Lifestyle > Stop smoking > Stop smoking advice Stop smoking advice 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 7 readers reveal how they quit smoking On World No Tobacco Day, we gave you some tips to help you quit smoking. Here our readers tell how they kicked the habit. 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? SEE: Smoking ads – from glamour to gross Smoking adverts used to be all about glamour and luxurious living, now manufacturers are compelled to include graphic pictures of the damage the habit causes, on cigarette packs. Here’s what happens to your body when you quit smoking Looking for the motivation to quit? In as little as 20 minutes after you stop smoking you’ll start to see small improvements. Want to quit smoking? These tips may help you kick the habit Ready to kick the smoking habit? Here are nine tips that may help your new smoke-free life stick. Quitting smoking may help you gain friends A welcome finding of a new study is that quitting smoking will broaden people's social circles, mainly because they become more socially acceptable to a much wider group of people – nonsmokers. More and more US adults kicking the smoking habit Last year was the biggest one-year decline in over 20 years in smoking among US adults. Fitness and exercise going up in smoke Did you know smoking and lack of physical activity are two of the top three risk factors for early death and chronic disease that individuals can change? 3 foods you must eat if you’ve ever smoked New research suggests that some foods may protect your lungs. Paying smokers to quit may actually work Swiss researchers found that among hundreds of poor smokers, continued payments helped more than one third kick the habit long term. Tobacco firms lose UK court bid to stop standard packaging Tobacco companies challenged the legality of standardised green packaging, which bear warnings and graphic images of the dangers of smoking, and lost the case. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract ACC 200 works fast to break down mucus Live healthier Contraceptives and you » Scientists create new contraceptive from seaweed Poor long-term birth control training leads to 'accidents' 7 birth control myths you should stop believing Will the Pill make you gain weight? Can you fall pregnant while breastfeeding? We bust seven common myths about birth control. Your digestive health » Causes of digestive disorders 9 habits that could hurt your digestive system Your tummy rumblings might help diagnose bowel disorder With the assistance of an 'acoustic belt', doctors can now determine the cause of your tummy troubles.