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Kelly
Nov 11, 2016 (10:36 AM) Reply | Quote 

       
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Apparently e-cigs do not help with actually quitting smoking...my friend tried it and it didnt wrk for her

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Oct 21, 2016 (02:09 PM) Reply | Quote 

       
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Hi there!

Thank you for reaching out to us. Congratulations on quitting smoking! We know that it’s no small feat to quit so give yourself a pat on the back!
 
Just to give you a bit of a background, e-cigarettes are battery operated devices that deliver chemicals and flavoring through vapor (instead of smoke). Because they do not contain tar and other cancer-causing chemicals that are typically found in cigarettes, people assume that e-cigarettes are healthier than regular cigarettes. As a result, many people, including pregnant mothers, substitute cigarettes with e-cigarettes in their process of trying to quit smoking.
 
However, many e-cigarettes contain nicotine in their e-liquid. This is important to know because large amounts of nicotine can have serious consequences on the health of the fetus (check out this fact sheet for more information). No one has studies the actual impact of e-cigarette use in pregnancy so it’s difficult to say which is worse (cigarettes or e-cigs). Therefore we recommend that women who are pregnant avoid using cigarettes and e-cigarettes if you can.
 
Consider discussing with your doctor, nurse, midwife, or doula about whether or not it is safe for you to use nicotine replacement therapy during your pregnancy and if that’s the best option for you.
 
Thanks for your question! Good luck!
 
~Pregnets Team

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Sheena5689
Oct 21, 2016 (10:41 AM) Reply | Quote 

       
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Hi there! I’m in my 2 tri-mester and I quit smoking cigarettes!! but i still deal with craving so I switched to ecigs because I thought it’s healthier. but now I’m hearing its actually worse for me? 

 

 

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