New resources launched and webinar scheduled on e-cigarette use in pregnancy | via The Royal College of Midwives
Two new resources on the use of e-cigarettes during pregnancy have been launched to help midwives in their consultations with women. The resources were developed in response to midwives and health visitors being asked for advice on e-cigarette use.
An infographic and a briefing has been produced by the Smoking in Pregnancy Challenge Group, which is a partnership of stakeholders, including the Royal College of Midwives.
These resources for health professionals address some of the most frequently asked questions in consultations with women who have expressed an interest in using e-cigarettes to quit smoking.
The documents say that, although not completely risk-free, electronic cigarettes carry a fraction of the risk of smoking for users, with no known risks to bystanders and that e-cigarettes contain no carbon monoxide.
The briefing can be accessed here
Click on the image below to view the infographic: