No doubt, smoking is injurious to health and probably that was one of the most prominent reasons that gave rise to E-cigarette. But it looks that e-cigarettes are themselves not safe and that’s what our this health news is going to over today. The study conducted and published by the Journal of the Endocrine Society reveals that these lead to pregnancy and fertility issues. The number of middle and high school students using e-cigarettes in 2018 rose to more 1.5 million youth compared to 2017 data (2.1 million in 2017 to 3.6 million in 2018) as quoted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The sad part is that many youngsters and women are extensively using e-cigarettes thinking that it’s a good move as compared to normal smoking but in reality, it’s leading to more and more pregnancy and fertility issues. It’s also leading to an increase in the usage of tobacco products among the youth.
Here’s what the main study corresponding author, Ph.D., of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, N.C., Kathleen Caron, had to say about the matter:
“We found that e-cigarette usage prior to conception significantly delayed implantation of a fertilized embryo to the uterus, thus delaying and reducing fertility (in mice)”
“We also discovered that e-cigarette usage throughout pregnancy changed the long-term health and metabolism of female offspring–imparting lifelong, second-generation effects on the growing fetus.”, adds Kathleen Caron.
The study used the mouse as a test element and the results were shocking as it showed that e-cigarettes were really responsible for pregnancy and fertility issues. Caron told that “These findings are important because they change our views on the perceived safety of e-cigarettes as alternatives to traditional cigarettes before and during pregnancy.”
A few years back, various health magazine used to list e-cigarettes under health tips for men and women but it looks that the recent study results reveal that e-cigarette is not a safe element that can be consumed for long term. It’s time that we understand that any sort of such element is bad for health if we try to abuse it.