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Young children recognise cigarette brands

Nearly two-thirds of young children in low- and middle-income countries can identify cigarette brand logos, according to new research.

Second-hand smoke by numbers

September 11, 2013
Cancer and Tobacco Control  

More than a third of South Africans could be exposed to dangerous levels of second-hand smoke, according to a recent study. Health-e presents this growing threat in numbers.

Quitting’s benefits come quickly, not easily

September 11, 2013
Cancer and Tobacco Control  

Quit smoking now and you’ll see benefits almost instantly but it s not always easy, as one former smoker admits.

Alarming new smoking trends among the youth

September 10, 2013
Cancer and Tobacco Control   News  

New studies have revealed an alarming increase in electronic and menthol cigarette smoking among young people.

Fast facts: Women and smoking

September 2, 2013
Cancer and Tobacco Control   Gender   Women's Health  

While South African women are less likely to smoke than men, ladies often smoke more cigarettes per day than guys. Health-e brings you eight facts you might not know about women and smoking.

Teens more likely to light up if parents smoked

August 16, 2013
Cancer and Tobacco Control  

Teens are more likely to light up if their parents ever smoked – even before they were born – compared to children whose parents have always been non-smokers, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics. The research...

No-smoking law leads to fewer ambulance calls

August 7, 2013
Cancer and Tobacco Control  

When smoking was banned from casinos in Colorado in the United States, ambulance calls to casinos in the area dropped about 20 percent, according to research reported in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. The drop in calls from casinos...