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Cigarette substitutes: how safe or effective are the alternatives to tobacco?

Alternatives to cigarettes, such as e-cigarettes (vaping), are available, but just how safe are these smoking substitutes? Can they help you quit?

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Passive smoking

Passive or second-hand smoking occurs when a non-smoker involuntarily breathes in smoke from other people's cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars or pipes.

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Smoking and pregnancy

Find out how quitting smoking will improve your health and give your baby the best start in life.

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Quit tobacco and you'll breathe easy

According to the World Health Organization, tobacco products were responsible for 3.3 million lung disease-related deaths worldwide in 2017.

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Living with GORD

Information on living with GORD on this page, plus links to trusted resources.

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Quitting smoking

Your body starts repairing itself as soon as you've smoked your last cigarette. Here is how to quit smoking.

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Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)

Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) is a term used to describe the sudden and unexpected death of a baby.

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Obesity at conception linked to pregnancy complications

Women should lose weight before getting pregnant if they're obese or overweight, experts say, as excess weight at conception is linked to pregnancy complications.

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E-cigarettes (vaping)

E-cigarettes (vaping) are battery-operated devices designed to look and feel like cigarettes, cigars or similar. Vaping has been linked to serious health problems.

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GORD (reflux)

Learn more about symptoms and treatments for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), which is caused by stomach acid leaking into the oesophagus.

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