There is still little research and advice on the use of e-cigarettes in pregnant women. Recently in the UK, the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) stated that pregnant women who smoke should be encouraged to use vaping devices to help them quit smoking.
Although vaping devices contain some toxins, " levels are well below those of taba smokec ", Indicates a new position statement of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM). Today, midwives do not hesitate to put forward the e-cigarette as a solution to smoking for pregnant women who smoke.
«If a smoking pregnant woman chooses to use an electronic cigarette and helps her quit and stay smoke free, she should be encouraged to do so", did he declare.
On the basis of the available evidence concerning the safety of the e-cigarette, there was also no reason to believe that the use of an e-cigarette could have an adverse effect on breastfeeding", Says the statement, adding that" the vaping should continue if it can help stop smoking and stay smoke-free ».
"Although e-cigarettes are not totally risk-free, the Royal College of Physicians has estimated that they may represent at most 5% of the risk of smoked tobacco.
« They are not harmless because the vapors they produce contain toxins, but studies have shown that they are at levels well below those of tobacco smoke."Said the RCM.
The Royal College of Midwives believes that there is " good reasons to test the safety and effectiveness of e-cigs as an anti-smoking treatment for pregnant women And a randomized controlled trial is in progress.