April 8, 2019
Want to quit smoking? Here are your best options
Many smokers decide to go cold turkey when wanting to nip smoking in the bud. Others take it on a day-to-day basis and hope for the best. Fact is, whether you’re an occasional smoker or a 30-a-day smoker, taking that last puff can be difficult.Read More
October 8, 2018
Marijuana: the good, the bad and the ugly
Whether you’ve tried it yourself, have a friend who does it or just watch others doing it on TV, you probably know a thing or two about marijuana. Also called weed, cannabis, pot, hash or dope, marijuana is no longer considered “taboo” or only something hippies smoke. With its recent legalisation in private homes, marijuana use amongst the public is on the rise. Your brain on weed Marijuana plants produce several chemical compounds called cannabinoids. The two most important of these are delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC for short, and cannabidiol or CBD. Once you inhale (or eat) marijuana, these chemicals make…Read More
August 9, 2018
Is vaping really better than smoking?
Since its inception more than 10 years ago, different models of vape pens are available worldwide, but a question among public health researchers continues to linger: “Do vape devices really help smokers quit, or is it a glorified unhealthy habit?” According to a report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; it’s a little bit of both. While vaping may help many to quit conventional cigarettes, the practice itself could encourage young people to start smoking. It’s important to note that vaping has its own health risks, but it’s likely to be far less harmful than conventional cigarettes. How…Read More
December 15, 2015
The 3 killers: Sitting, smoking, sugar
We’ve known that smoking is deadly for a long time, and every year the world moves a little further away from lighting up. When we realised that sugar, when over-consumed can also be dangerous to your health, this caused another major change in how the world eats and drinks. But the latest potential killer on the block is harder to drop and it’s everywhere: sitting. (more…)Read More
November 5, 2015
Is second-hand smoking a big deal?
So, you’re heading out for the evening and one of your friends lights up a cigarette in your car. It’s not just your clean clothes and hair that start to smell, it’s your health going up in smoke too! You don’t have to put up with passive smoking… it’s a serious hazard to your health! We’re here to help you stay smoke free! (more…)Read More
October 12, 2015
Why is quitting smoking so hard?!
Let’s be honest about this: it isn’t easy to quit smoking. In fact, many ex-smokers will admit to having tried (and failed) a few times before they got it right! The important thing to take home is that they got it right. And so can you! (more…)Read More
June 26, 2014
What’s the fuss about e-cigarettes?
E-cigarette sales are soaring - and they have become increasingly more popular over the years - marketed as a safe and healthy way of getting your nicotine fix or as an aid to stop smoking. With no laws regulating these products, anyone can buy them. Dr. Lynelle Hoeks from Hello Doctor says “There is very little control on what exactly goes into them and what’s worrying, is that we don’t actually know what the long term effects of nicotine exposure in this way is.” Recently, Canada banned the sale of e-cigarettes and the USA is hot on their heels. What…Read More
May 27, 2014
What happens to your body when you smoke a cigarette?
May is Anti-Tobacco Month, and because we’re all about preventative health, it’s a topic that we’re serious about. To help drive awareness about the dangers of smoking, we wanted to share our latest #infographic with you: What happens to your body when you smoke a cigarette.Read More
January 9, 2014
Almost 1 billion smokers world wide
Here’s a scary statistic: According to the BBC, there are now an estimated 1 BILLION tobacco smokers in the world. This, despite strong worldwide awareness and anti-smoking campaigns, extensive research and new tobacco laws put in place to promote quitting and help prevent people from picking up the habit. (more…)Read More