Smoking while pregnant may weaken baby's bones

2020-03-14 19:00

Smoking during pregnancy increased fracture risk during an infant's first year; however, it was not associated with a higher risk later in life.

More than 50% of your cigarette price now goes to tax, national treasury says – and more than 20% of liquor

2020-02-26 14:20

Treasury will soon start to tax e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products.

Vaping causes DNA changes similar to those seen in cancer patients

2020-02-19 20:45

The same changes in chemical tags detectable in tumours from cancer patients are also found in people who vape or smoke.

A luxury cigar company from Mozambique is looking to challenge Cuba as Africa's middle class expands

2020-02-06 05:33

Bongani Cigars is hoping to compete with Cuba in the cigar game as the global cigar market is expected to reach $21 billion in five years.

Philip Morris SA foresees local investment will exceed R650 million

2020-02-02 17:47

Tobacco company Philip Morris South Africa says its local investments will exceed R650 million by 2020, as it expands the footprint of IQOS.

Still way too much smoking in movies aimed at kids

2020-01-08 17:15

Two experts in curbing youth smoking in the US agree that the movie industry has been slow to change, and tougher measures may be needed.

How quitting smoking could lead to major changes in gut bacteria

2019-12-16 09:45

New research has shown that smoking is associated with a decrease in diversity in the types of beneficial bacteria living in the gut.

What is smoker's face and is it a real thing?

2019-11-11 11:45

Smoking not only affects our health, but can alter our looks as well.

Why young female smokers could be at much greater risk of a major heart attack

2019-10-07 18:45

One reason why women are at much greater risk of a major heart attack is that smoking may lower their levels of oestrogen, which has been shown to protect against narrowing of the arteries.

American schools are turning to 'vape detectors' to snuff out secret smokers

2019-09-14 09:37

Some of these devices can send alerts to school officials, telling them the precise location of smoker on campus.


Vaping may deposit bacteria in the mouth that can breed infection, tooth decay, and even oral cancer

2020-02-27 08:46

Similar to traditional smoking, a vaping habit could also lead to chronic bad breath, the researchers at NYU's College of Dentistry found.

Why vaping emergencies may be missed

2020-02-24 20:45

E-cigarettes and vaping products are sending many smokers, including teens, to emergency rooms, but not all doctors are able to accurately diagnose vaping-related illnesses.

She put off heart symptoms until it was almost too late

2020-02-18 18:45

She knew smoking could cause heart disease, and it didn't seem to impact her health. Until it did.

Drinking alcohol every day can speed up brain aging by one week per session, according to a study of more than 17,000 people

2020-02-03 19:26

Scientists studied 17,308 human brains from the UK Biobank to see how alcohol affects brains. The brain ages one week per drinking session.

Vaping now tied to rise in stroke risk

2020-01-18 21:00

A new study found that if smokers were to switch to e-cigarettes, their stroke risk would not change.

It’s time for a new conversation to reduce smoking rates

2019-12-19 13:50

The burning of tobacco is responsible for the production and transfer of the vast majority of toxicants that experts agree are the primary cause of smoking-related disease. Combustible tobacco should therefore be subject to the strictest regulation.

Nasal swab could help gauge smokers' odds for lung cancer

2019-12-03 17:45

A nasal swab is meant to be a non-invasive means of separating high-risk patients from low-risk patients, by spotting signs of gene damage produced by long-term exposure to cigarette smoke.

Does parents' smoking raise future heart risks for kids?

2019-10-11 14:45

According to a new study, adults who grew up with smokers were more likely to develop atrial fibrillation, compared to those with non-smoking parents.

Medical scans show the damage vaping could do to your body, including blisters and lung collapse

2019-09-21 12:51

More than 450 cases of lung injuries, and six deaths, have been linked to vaping. Experts don't know why the devices appear to be so dangerous.

Could health warnings printed on individual cigarettes help people quit smoking?

2019-09-04 05:14

New research shows that health warnings printed on individual cigarettes are much more effective at reducing smoking.

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