Tale of the vape: study targets e-cigarettes and pregnancy risk.
On the short list of medical no-brainers is an obstetrician’s advice to a pregnant woman to stop smoking.
It’s long been linked to premature birth, low birth weight, increased risk of miscarriage and other problems.
Is vaping bad for pregnancy?
The FDA has not approved vaping and e-cigarettes for the purpose of smoking cessation. Vaping while pregnant is not safe for your or your baby’s health. Some e-cigarettes may contain even higher levels of nicotine than traditional cigarettes.
Can you vape around a pregnant person?
Even if you aren’t using e-cigarettes, they could still affect you and your unborn child. That means if you’re nearby when someone is vaping an e-cigarette, you could be exposed to secondhand nicotine. In addition, since the aerosol can contain other potentially harmful chemicals, you’d be exposed to those too.
Can nicotine harm a fetus?
In addition, nicotine is an addictive substance that is toxic to reproduction and interferes with fetal brain development. It may also adversely affect fetal lung development and increase the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome).