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Effects of e-cigarette exposure on prenatal life and childhood respiratory health: a review of current evidence

  • Market Insight 23 November 2021 23 November 2021
  • Americas

The popularity and use of e-cigarettes have led to medical research to observe the effects of exposure to e-cigarettes in babies and children. Studies have found pre-natal exposure to e-cigarettes can compromise placental function and fetal structural abnormalities.

The popularity and use of e-cigarettes have led to medical research to observe the effects of exposure to e-cigarettes in babies and children. Studies have found pre-natal exposure to e-cigarettes can compromise placental function and fetal structure abnormalities. As a result, an exposed baby's developing lungs can experience physio-pathlogic changes, which can weaken respiratory health as they grow into adulthood. Additional research has found that using e-cigarettes can cause both short-and long-term respiratory problems in the pediatric population, which is of concern for children pre-disposed to nicotine addiction. While there has been a significant amount of research done on the effects of cigarette smoking in children, additional research is still needed to observe the pre-natal and post-natal health effects of e-cigarette exposure .

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