Vaping in pregnancy: here is the study
In the United Kingdom, the UK Center for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies , a network comprising 13 British universities , has launched a monitoring program for thousands of women smokers who, during pregnancy, traditional cigarettes will be replaced with the electronic cigarette . Study that will also follow the development of children up to two years of age, to check if this system has affected their health and, if so, in what way.
In fact, it has been ascertained that smoking during pregnancy remains one of the first preventable causes of mortality in newborns and mothers.
Pregnancy: the electronic cigarette does less harm than tobacco
Linda Bauld , deputy director of the Center and professor of health policy at the University of Stirling, said that in the last 5 years increasingly negative attitudes towards electronic cigarettes have been adopted, when instead it would be useful to encourage their spread , as the public health experts.
There is no doubt that the smoke produced by the electronic cigarette cannot cause the same damage as the traditional cigarette, and that the former is therefore preferable to the latter, especially in a delicate moment such as pregnancy, when one should not smoke at all.
Despite the fact that electronic cigarettes have not yet been included among the medical devices useful for encouraging the abandonment of cigarette smoking, it is however preferable to encourage smokers who have difficulty stopping to use vaping instead of traditional cigarettes and encourage them if they confess to resorting to to this method to avoid smoking.