Splash Press Release (Press Release) – OCT 31, 2010
Electronic cigarette (e cig) came first from China, the country that gave the world gun powder. Electronic cigarette is also called e cig and e liquid used to form the vapour is called e juice (e liquid). E cig gives the oral satisfaction of having a regular smoke without the side effects of the tobacco and its carcinogens. E cig comes with a prefilled cartridge with electronic cigarette e liquid (with or without nicotine).
Various studies around the world have shown that, when a pregnant woman is a tobacco smoker she passes on deadly carcinogens to her baby in the womb. No mother in her right senses would add lead or cyanide to the child’s chocolate.
Tobacco has more than 4000 chemicals and 40 carcinogens that can potentially mutilate the baby. Reports also mention that most deadly components are nicotine and carbon monoxide and they are major cause for smoking related pregnancies. A combination of these components suffocates the baby choking oxygen supply that is most vital to its growth.
The baby is almost like drawing its oxygen through a straw. Lack of oxygen often leads to still birth, premature birth, and low birth weight. Smoking less is definitely better but there is no significant change in the condition. Every cigarette puff affects the baby. Mothers who are smokes may give birth to a baby with under developed organs. Babies may develop lung problems. This could later lead to asthma apart from sudden infant death. Is tobacco smoke worth that risk?
Smoking also results in the baby’s low IQ and it may develop learning disabilities.
Regular smoking throughout pregnancy brings down the baby’s weight at least by a pound. The baby is likely to have inhibited growth.
Electronic cigarette or e cig is a choice. E cig offers the oral pleasure and assuages the craving for the oral fixation. The Electronic cigarette e juice (e liquid) that comes in various strengths of nicotine again offers a choice. Since e cig does not contain any active tobacco component it is free from all those 4000 chemicals that go into the blood stream. At the same time, e cig cartridge prefilled with e liquid that contains nicotine gives the ‘oral fix’. One could also opt for a e liquid that is completely free from nicotine and all of its harmful effects.
For the mother who wants to get away from smoking e cig is definitely a better alternative, though it is not a smoking a cessation tool. The psychological dependence on the tobacco is something that one cannot wish away. It takes time and enormous will and a very strong resolve. Electronic cigarettes or e cigs are at best an option. Electronic cigarettes are green when they are without any trace of nicotine content. An ideal choice for a smoking mother.
There is nothing like stopping to smoke, especially when the mother is pregnant. Electronic cigarette or e cig with there pre-filled e liquid cartridges are one of the best options for a pregnant woman to safe-guard her baby’s health.