E-cigarette: A More Effective Method for Pregnant Women to Quit Smoking

E-cigarette: A More Effective Method for Pregnant Women to Quit Smoking
A new study suggests that using e-cigarettes can help pregnant women quit smoking and reduce the risk of low birth weight.

In recent news, Fox News reported that a new study suggests that using e-cigarettes, as opposed to traditional nicotine replacement therapies such as patches, can help pregnant women quit smoking and reduce the risk of low birth weight.


The e-cigarette is more effective than nicotine patches.


Peter Hajek, director of the Health and Lifestyle Research Unit at Queen Mary University of London, stated:


E-cigarettes seem to be more effective than nicotine patches in helping pregnant women quit smoking, thereby potentially leading to better pregnancy outcomes.


Researchers conducted a study among 1140 pregnant women who were attempting to quit smoking.


Half of the women used e-cigarettes while the other half opted for nicotine patches. A study has revealed that both methods are equally safe in terms of their usage.


A study has found that there are fewer cases of low birth weight babies in the e-cigarette group, which can reduce the risk of future health issues.


Success rate is twice that of nicotine patches.


Research suggests that this is likely due to e-cigarettes being more effective in reducing traditional cigarette use.


Subsequently, the women reported whether they had successfully quit smoking.


Some women have managed to quit smoking with unregulated products, while the majority of those who use nicotine patches have successfully quit with the assistance of self-obtained e-cigarettes.


However, when considering only those who successfully quit smoking using a specific treatment method, the number of people who successfully quit smoking using e-cigarettes is twice as high as those using nicotine patches.


The researchers also considered safety outcomes, including low birth weight, admission to neonatal intensive care unit, miscarriage, stillbirth, and preterm birth.


The research, funded by the National Institute for Health Research in the United Kingdom, has been published in the NIHR Journals Library.




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