Vaping during pregnancy is not safe.
It is well known that smoking during pregnancy can harm women and their babies. But studies have shown that pregnant women who smoke e-cigarettes perceive personally that vaping is less harmful than smoking. Pregnant women are often unaware that e-cigarettes contain nicotine. Some people may also vape during pregnancy because it helps them quit or reduce smoking.
Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine, which can permanently damage the developing brain and many other organs of a baby. E-cigarette liquids also contain chemicals, flavors, and other additives that may be unsafe for a baby. We should make it clear that e-cigarettes and other nicotine-containing products are not safe to use during pregnancy.
A 2016 report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Surgeon General said e-cigarettes are not safe for pregnant women, but researchers are still studying them because of their potential benefits for non-pregnant smokers.
No researcher wants to put expectant mothers at potential risk in the name of research. What's more, there are hundreds of e-cigarette brands and thousands of flavors out there attracting you, but we don't want to see any tragedy happen.
Although vaping may expose a developing baby to fewer toxins than regular smoking, exposure to nicotine in any form is more harmful than beneficial to the babies.
If you usually smoke or vape, it is best to quit smoking after pregnancy so that your baby has a healthy start. Seek the advice of your healthcare provider first, or seek counseling.
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