Is it safeto vape when pregnant?
If you are reading this post, I’m assuming it is because youare either expecting a baby, if so congratulations! Or you may be planning tostart a family somewhere in the near future and want to know the healthiest wayto give up smoking. Either way, we are happy to have you here on our No.1E-Juice blog.
Protecting your baby from tobacco smoke is one of the bestthings you can do to ensure your child has a healthy start in life. Giving upsmoking for most people is very difficult, however it’s never to late to quitand with the right support and method for you.
Every time you smokeyour babies heart must beat harder than it should, this is due to cigarettesrestricting the oxygen supply to your unborn child.
What arethe benefits of stopping smoking in pregnancy?
There are so many health benefits that will happen once youstop smoking during your pregnancy.
- You reduce the risk of complications duringpregnancy and birth
- You are more likely to have a healthy pregnancyand a healthy baby
- You reduce the risk of stillbirth
- Your baby is less likely to be born prematureand have the additional health problems that often go with being premature.
- Your baby is less likely to be born underweight.
- You reduce the risk of cot death, also known assudden infant death syndrome.
Stopping smoking will also help your baby in later life aschildren whose parents smoke are more likely to suffer from asthma.
E-cigarettes allow you to inhale nicotine through a vapourrather than smoke. Cigarettes deliver nicotine along with 4,000 otherchemicals, thousands of which are harmful. Nicotine by itself is relativelyharmless, this is stated on the NHS website.
E-cigarettes do not produce tar or carbon monoxide, two ofthe main toxins in cigarette smoke. However, the vapour from some E-cigarette’scan contain some potentially harmful chemicals which are found in cigarettesmoke, but at much lower levels.
E-cigarettes are still fairly new and despite lots of testsbeing done and the results coming back as healthier than smoking, there arestill somethings which we may not know yet. However, with the current evidencewe do have on E-cigarettes it is indicated that they carry a fraction of therisk of cigarettes.
If using an E-cigarette helps you stop smoking, it is muchsafer for you and your baby than continuing to smoke.
For any extra information you may need, I suggest having alook on the NHS website, link below: