Impact of Electronic Cigarette Aerosols on Pregnancy and Early Development Academic Article uri icon


  • As the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) continues to increase, especially among youth and pregnant women, so does the need for investigations into the effects of e-cig aerosols on prenatal development and early life. Herein, the most recent findings on the effects of e-cig aerosols during pregnancy and early life are reviewed. The results of these studies support the need for immediate action to further understand the potential harm that e-cigs may cause to pregnant women and their children. The effects of e-cigs is completely unknown in regards to human development. This review provides evidence that e-cigs may be harmful to early life development and that the use of e-cigs should be avoided during pregnancy.

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  • 1

author list (cited authors)

  • Orzabal, M., & Ramadoss, J.

citation count

  • 8

publication date

  • April 2019