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. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors WIN a R2 000 beauty voucher! Understanding diabetes self-management Fed up with the Phlemings? Let’s chat diabetes and erectile dysfunction Live healthier FYI » When the flu turns deadly Why the flu makes you feel so miserable Could a deadly flu strain hit SA this winter? Following an intense flu season in the US and UK, should we be worried about our own upcoming flu season? Alcohol and acne » Dagga vs alcohol: Which is worse? SEE: Why you are drinking more alcohol than you realise Does alcohol cause acne? Some foods can be a trigger for acne, but what about alcohol? Dermatologist Dr Nerissa Moodley weighs in.