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Poster Session I Thursday, February 14 • 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM • Octavius Ballroom • Caesars Palace| Volume 220, ISSUE 1, SUPPLEMENT , S137, January 01, 2019

186: Electronic cigarette use in pregnancy is not associated with low birth weight or preterm delivery

      Electronic cigarette use has increased significantly in recent years, with users perceiving it to be healthier, cleaner and more cost effective than cigarette smoking. However significant concern remains over their use in pregnancy due to a lack of data on safety and on maternal and fetal outcomes. In addition, nicotine crosses the placenta and has a direct effect on both the fetus and the placental vasculature and has been labelled a neuro-teratogen for its effects on fetal brain development.
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