E-cigarette use in reproductive-aged women and pregnancy: a rising health concern
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Shruti Agarwal, D.O., Mark P. Trolice, M.D., Steven R. Lindheim, M.D., M.M.M.
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.