Is it safe to smoke a vape around a pregnant woman?
Do you wonder if vaping around a pregnant woman is safe? Does second hand vape affects pregnancy? We all got the answers for you.
Vaping became a hit to many people for the past years. It said that its helpful to actually quit smoking and less harmful from the traditional tobacco cigarettes. But does the smoke or second hand vape can affect a pregnancy?
We all know that smoking is really bad for a pregnant woman even the smoke from a cigarette. It will lead to many complications in her pregnancy and for the baby as well. What if you are pregnant and your husband or partner is vaping? Are you curious what will be the effect of the second hand vape for you while you’re in journey to your pregnancy?
First, we need to know what is vaping or e-cigarettes?
Vape or e-cigarettes, is different from smoking that we all know. Traditional smoking actually burns tobacco leaf to create smoke. But both vaping and smoking releases or has nicotine. But people said that vaping is less harmful than smoking in a traditional way. It does mean that it is less harmful, it is not harmful at all.
You’ll need a device which is called vape device and a juice to make it work. Juices comes from different flavors which is the main reason why people enjoy vaping. The vape juice usually contains propylene glycol, vegetable glycerine, and nicotine. You can actually choose the level of nicotine that you want.
How second hand smoke from vape can affect pregnancy?
According from the American Pregnancy Association (APA), is not really regulated in their country. That’s why it is said that its difficult to know what chemicals is being inhaled and to what extent it can affect somebody or a pregnant woman for example.
According to Tommy.org a website that’s dedicated to understand stillbirth and preventing miscarriage, said that the risk of inhaling the toxins from vaping is much lower, but it doesn’t say that there’s no risk at all.
A professor from USC Viterbi School of Engineering, Constantinos Sioutas points out that, “Overall electronic cigarettes(vape) seem to be less harmful than regular cigarettes. But their elevated content of toxic metals such as nickel and chromium do raise concerns.”
Researchers and scientists are still researching the long-term effect of vaping and how second hand vape can affect other people since its just a new thing. So, researchers is still inadequate and they still can be sure how vaping can affect a mother and her unborn baby.
Some researchers saw a lung injuries and death associated with vaping. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported as of January 21, 2020, that there’s been 60 deaths related to patients with e-cigarettes, or vaping, product use associated lung injury or EVALI.
According to Michael Blaha, M.D., M.P.H, a director of clinical research at the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center fort the Prevention of Heart Disease,
“These cases appear to predominantly affect people who modify their vaping devices or use black market modified e-liquids. This is especially true for vaping products containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC),”
But still, we don’t know how the second hand vape can affect pregnancy. Somehow, we know what the possible thing can happen to a person using vape. Its still a clear view to understanding more about vaping the new emerging trend.
What you and your partner can do?
Because of the inadequate study of vaping we really can not tell what it can bring to a pregnant woman. There’s a lot of research that still ongoing about vaping and its relation to pregnancy. The best thing you can do is have a smoking or vaping area where there’s no way a pregnant woman can inhale the vapor or smoke from the vape.
It is safe to say that vaping is still harmful even if its less harmful. Maybe we don’t really know what will be the effects of it to a pregnant woman now. But we know its still harmful, the better thing to do, is do not vape in front of a pregnant woman, or if you’re pregnant avoid people who vapes. Until, we are sure what it really do to a pregnant woman. Still medical experts’ advice to have a distance if you’re pregnant from people who are vaping. If your partner vapes its better to talk to him about your concerns and have an appointment to a medical professional.
Here at theAsianparent Philippines, it’s important for us to give information that is correct, significant, and timely. But this doesn’t serve as an alternative for medical advise or medical treatment. TheAsianparent Philippines is not responsible to those that would choose to drink medicines based on information from our website. If you have any doubts, we recommend to consult your doctor for clearer information.