E-cigarettes may be more effective than nicotine patches as a tool for quitting smoking during pregnancy, suggests a UK study
16 May 2022
E-cigarettes may be more effective than nicotine patches when used during pregnancy as an aid to stop smoking, suggests a UK study involving 1100 pregnant women.
Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of premature birth, stillbirth, disabilities, low birthweight and sudden infant death syndrome or “cot death”, where babies that appear healthy die suddenly with no obvious cause. This is because cigarette smoke contains around 4000 chemicals, many of which are toxic, as well as carbon monoxide, which limits …