Are E-Cigarettes Safe for Pregnant Women?

Quitting smoking of all kinds – conventional cigarettes or even e-cigarettes – is the best medical advice for pregnant women, experts say. It’s best to quit smoking as soon as you decide to conceive, says obstetrician and gynecologist Rebecca Starck, MD. “Smoking is not safe in pregnancy, and cigarettes clearly have carcinogens that have been … Read More

New Research: E-Cigs Safer Alternative to Regular Cigarettes

Contributor: Raul Seballos, MD The popularity of electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) has outpaced available scientific data – especially when it comes to answering two questions: Are they safe? Can they help people quit conventional cigarettes? Now, a new analysis of 81 studies supports e-cigs as a safer alternative to conventional cigarettes, and there is some evidence … Read More

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Electronic Cigarettes: Weighing in on a Popular Trend

Contributor:  Raul Seballos, MD Electronic cigarette (e-cig) manufacturers claim that they are a safer alternative to cigarettes. But two important questions must be addressed: Are e-cigs safe? Are they effective for helping people quit smoking? E-cigs are battery-powered devices. They are the same size and shape as standard cigarettes but generate a vapor containing one-third … Read More