Monthly Archives: August 2016

Effects of Smoking While Pregnant

Effects of Smoking on a Baby Did You Know? Quitting Smoking While Pregnant Additional Resources to Help You Quit Smoking increases the risks of prenatal issues, complicated birth, and a number of peripartum and newborn health issues. In the U.S., there are an estimated 42 million people (nearly 18% of the total population) who currently… Read More »

E-cigarettes Side Effects: How E-cigs Affect Your Body

What are e-cigarettes? iStock/mauro grigollo E-cigarettes, also known as vaporizers, are battery-powered devices that heat up a mixture of nicotine, a flavoring, and a liquid—usually propylene glycol or glycerol—into a vapor for users to inhale. Ever since they debuted on the market in the early 2000s, e-cigarettes have been widely marketed as a safer alternative… Read More »

E-Cigarettes and Pregnancy | Tobacco Use and Pregnancy | Reproductive Health

Electronic cigarettes (also called electronic nicotine delivery systems or e-cigarettes) come in different sizes and shapes, including pens, mods, (i.e., these types are modified by the user) and tanks. Most e-cigarettes contain a battery, a heating device, and a cartridge to hold liquid. The liquid typically contains nicotine, flavorings, and other chemicals. The battery-powered device… Read More »