The Smoking in Pregnancy Challenge Group warns that smoke exposure in pregnancy is responsible for increased rates of still birth, miscarriage and birth defects.
The NHS says protecting your baby from tobacco smoke is ‘one of the best things you can do to give your child a healthy start in life’, saying it can be ‘difficult to stop smoking’ but it’s ‘never too late to quit’.
It also highlights that using e-cigarettes is ‘much safer for you and your baby’ if they help you stop smoking.
Evidence from the National Institute for Health and Care Research shows e-cigarettes may be ‘more effective than nicotine pouches for pregnant women trying to quit’. The same study did not find any ‘new safety concerns’ with vaping.