This factor is key for online quit-smoking

2017-11-20 09:00

Online quit-smoking programmes can be effective, but it's important to have an active support structure, a new study finds.

Tobacco industry: Not going up in smoke just yet

2017-09-07 11:48

Governments are cracking down on the tobacco industry, which is responsible for millions of deaths every year. Yet some believe the investment case for this defensive sector remains attractive.

SEE: 9 nasty effects smoking has on your body

2017-08-10 07:59

We all know smoking's bad for you. Find out what smoking does to various parts of your body.

Smoking damage to sinuses can last 10 years

2017-07-17 09:31

New research has found that smoking-related sinus pain, swelling and inflammation are reversible.

Are you ready to quit smoking?

2017-05-31 11:22

On World No Tobacco Day, we looked at some smoking alternatives if you are looking to quit.

Philip Morris debuts smoke-free product in SA

2017-05-05 16:39

Tobacco company Philip Morris International has selected South Africa as a pioneer market for the introduction of its new smoke-free tobacco device.

Smoking and asthma: 4 questions answered

2017-02-15 15:48

It is a given that smoking is bad, but just how bad is smoking for people with asthma? We weighed in with a pulmonologist.

Vaping vs tobacco: a smokin’ hot issue

2017-01-29 06:01

In anticipation of new e-cigarette laws, proponents are upping the ante.

James Bond quits smoking, but co-stars don't

2017-01-17 10:20

A new study finds that Bond has not smoked since 2002, but is unfortunately still at risk of secondhand smoking.

Global anti-tobacco efforts help millions to quit

2016-12-13 10:12

A recent study concluded that the implementation of tobacco control policies that have been proven to work has an enormous and continuing potential to save millions of lives.


Would you quit smoking for money?

2017-11-01 10:37

Smokers who are offered cash incentives are far more likely to give up cigarettes than those who are simply offered tips on how to quit, a study found.

Higher age restriction demanded for movies with smoking scenes

2017-09-01 14:45

Filmmakers in the US came under scrutiny after being accused that smoking scenes in movies lure young children to take up the habit.

How to create your own quit-smoking plan

2017-07-20 09:56

Change the habits that foster your tobacco use and it will be easier to quit smoking for good.

Vaping leads to 'real' smoking by teens

2017-07-03 10:23

Many experts are convinced that e-cigarettes are to blame for kids starting to smoke tobacco cigarettes.

Almost 70% of SA women obese, study finds

2017-05-19 14:19

According to a local survey, obesity is just one of many health concerns.

Smokers have 80% higher complication risk after joint surgery

2017-04-10 11:39

A study found that smokers have a higher risk of hospital readmission after total hip or knee replacements than non-smokers.

More people should be screened for lung cancer

2017-02-03 13:44

Experts advise current and former smokers to get screened for lung cancer, as these tests could cut the death rate by 20%.

Smoking industry heats up

2017-01-22 08:40

Concepts from the 1980s that failed terribly are finding their way back to the market.

Smoking bans help fight asthma in children

2017-01-10 10:30

Researchers found that fewer children suffer from asthma attacks in communities where smoking bans are enforced.

Just 1 cigarette a day can be deadly

2016-12-06 11:01

According to a new study there's no safe level of exposure to tobacco smoke and stopping smoking benefits all smokers, regardless of how few cigarettes they smoke.

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