E-cigarette use in reproductive-aged women and pregnancy: a rising health concern

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E-cigarette use in reproductive-aged women and pregnancy: a rising health concern
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Volume 113, Issue 6, Pages 1133–1134

Authors:

Shruti Agarwal, D.O., Mark P. Trolice, M.D., Steven R. Lindheim, M.D., M.M.M.

Abstract:

As of December 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and media have highlighted the sudden spike in cases of EVALI, a newly coined acronym meaning electronic-cigarette (e-cigarette) or vaping-associated lung injury, with >2,500 cases requiring hospitalization and >50 fatalities in the United States. These new data are concerning as e-cigarette use among reproductive-aged women appears to be steadily increasing. In addition, although 18%–25% of women quit once pregnant, many supplement or replace tobacco products with e-cigarette use. This has not proven to be effective.

 

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