New research shows a lung condition - mainly prevalent in smokers - is increasing in non-smokers

2019-06-19 09:40

A new study points out that further research is needed to find out why COPD is increasing among non-smokers.

Marlboro parent company's move to a smokeless future not just hot air

2018-05-14 09:01

Philip Morris International, known for being the owners of Marlboro cigarettes, took a decision to change its strategy to manufacture and sell smoke-free products, essentially putting an end to cigarettes in the future. SA CEO Marcelo Nico shares why this global vision is something close to home.

Male smokers have higher risk of osteoporosis

2015-03-16 16:07

Men who smoke have a greater risk for osteoporosis than other men and even female smokers, a recent study finds.

Chronic disease kills millions in China

2015-01-22 10:14

Chronic non-communicable diseases like lung cancer, stroke, heart disease and diabetes are killing millions of Chinese every year and the WHO is calling for action.

Menstrual cycle can influence efforts to stop smoking

2015-01-08 13:30

Timing attempts to quit smoking around certain points in women's menstrual cycle may increase their chances of success.

Two-pronged programme best for quitters

2014-10-20 14:16

A combination of counselling and medication greatly increases smokers' chances of quitting, according to new research.

Japan's smoking rate drops to record low

2014-07-31 10:50

For the first time, less than 20 percent of Japanese adults smoke – the lowest rate since the survey started.

Older male smokers at risk for aortic aneurysm

2014-06-24 15:36

The two big risk factors for abdominal aortic aneurysm are smoking or having ever smoked, and being a man.

Text messages may double smokers' odds of quitting

2014-06-09 14:37

A study found that cellphone text messages give smokers the constant reminders they need to stay focused on quitting.

Older quitters may get unexpected results

2013-11-21 15:20

Older cigarette smokers who kick the habit may be able to reduce their risk of dying from heart-related problems far faster than previously believed.


Bleeding gums: What it means and why smokers need to be extra careful!

2018-10-15 15:57

If you’ve ever experienced that your gums bleed when you brush your teeth or floss, it’s not normal! We spoke to two professionals in oral health to find out what bleeding gums mean. (Sponsored by Listerine)

Tobacco firms to appeal Canadian ruling

2015-06-02 11:15

Three tobacco firms say they would appeal a Canadian court ruling that awarded more than $11.98bn in damages to Quebec smokers in two related class action cases.

Should we name and shame?

2015-03-09 12:02

Pamela Simpson weighs in on why we shouldn't point fingers in times of disaster and chaos.

Finding the best treatment for quitting smoking

2015-01-12 10:47

According to research, most smokers who try to give up tobacco fail within the first week, so matching them to the best treatment is essential.

E-cigarette use rare in non-smokers

2014-12-11 10:52

A survey done in England suggests that the use of electronic cigarettes is not a gateway into smoking.

Passive smoking

2014-09-18 13:37

The health risks associated with passive smoking are generally less well known than those of direct smoking – but they have been proved beyond a doubt

Indonesian tobacco companies ignore deadline

2014-06-25 14:08

Setback for anti-smoking efforts: Big Tobacco in Indonesia ignores deadline for graphic warnings on cigarettes.

Timing of first smoke affects lung cancer risk

2014-06-20 15:27

Smokers who light up directly after waking might face higher odds for lung cancer, according to a study.

New lung cancer guidelines can save more lives

2014-05-15 12:06

Implementing new screening guidelines for lung cancer would detect many easily curable early stage cases, but the costs might be prohibitive.

Children of smokers more likely to light up

2013-08-06 10:20

Teens of a parent who smoked, even before the child was born, are more likely to smoke than children of non-smokers, a new study suggests.

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