Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxic > Health-in-Motion 01 June 2016 Watercress Smokers may have an unlikely new ally in fighting the cancer-threat their habit represents: watercress. Not in salads, but in the form of a concentrated extract. American researcher have discovered that if it is taken multiple times a day, the extract of this leafy green substantially reduces the activation of a carcinogen present in tobacco known as nicotine-derived nitrosamine ketone. Clinical trials suggest that cigarette smokers may benefit from the extract’s detoxifying effect, especially those who lack certain genes that are involved in the processing of carcinogens. 0 More: Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Fitness Unlock your best performance with these 4 mindset tips Lifestyle SEE: How many people smoke around the world? Diet and nutrition Chef schools compete to produce tasty R15 lunch box Medical New rabies test could save lives and revolutionise treatment Medical 7 mistakes that can impact your blood pressure reading Lifestyle ‘I tried haemorrhoid cream on my puffy eyes – here’s what happened’ From our sponsors Win a R1 500 hamper with Alpecin Hypertension Consumer Fact Sheet Understanding diabetes self-management WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Live healthier Mental health & your work » How open are you about mental illness in the workplace? Mental health in the workplace – what you can do to help If you know that one of your colleagues suffers from a mental illness, would you be able to help them at work? Maligay Govender offers some helpful mental health "first aid" tips. Sleep & You » Sleep vs. no sleep Diagnosis of insomnia 6 things that are sabotaging your sleep Kick these shut-eye killers to the kerb and make your whole life better – overnight.