We all know that smoking is forbidden for women that are pregnant. But, many people are asking themselves are the e-cigarettes dangerous for the health while you are pregnant. Well the answer is yes, it is more safely, not to use them. The problem with these cigarettes is that they are unregulated, meaning that they have not been tested officially, so their safety is not checked. By using one of the e-cigarettes you cannot be sure what kinds of chemicals are reaching your unborn child.
Anyway, e-cigarettes are less harmful than smoking tobacco, because the latter contains nicotine and 4,000 other toxins. On the other hand, e-cigarettes contain nicotine, propylene glycol, water, but they also can contain other toxins. These ingredients that a cigarette contains can affect how well your baby grows, because the nicotine narrows your blood vessels, so less oxygen and nutrients get to the baby. On the contrary, the ingredient in e-cigarettes, like propylene glycol is safe for consuming. It also is used in asthma inhalers, and in these e-cigarettes it is as a carrier for nicotine. When you smoke an e-cigarette, the liquid goes into a chamber, and with this it heats and turns into a vapor. This is the vapor you breathe, which goes straight into your lungs and gets rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream. The problem is that you never can be sure of the other toxins that you are breathing in, even though the ingredients are labeled.
Tips To Quit E-Cigarettes
If you are pregnant, and you want to quit smoking, then you should talk to a doctor or a midwife, because they can help you to quit cigarettes and support by giving your advices. They may recommend you NRT (Nicotine Replacement Therapy) instead of using e-cigarettes, and this includes inhalers, tablets, sprays, nicotine gums etc. You cannot be completely sure that this 100% safe for the pregnancy, but it is definitely safer that e-cigarettes.
Some researches showed that some e-cigarettes have liquid and vapor that contain traces of toxins and cancer-causing chemicals, while others that are labeled to contain no nicotine they have a low level of it. So you may be thinking that you are using a nicotine-free-e-cigarettes but you are inhaling nicotine. So, the best way is not to quit cigarettes, but to quit the nicotine habit, because you will never be sure if you are doing right for your unborn baby and you.