Electronic Cigarette Free Trial Helps Pregnant Women And Moms To Quit Smoking
Electronic cigarette free trial available now at http://electroniccigarettehub.org to help smoking moms and pregnant women to quit.
(PRWEB) June 06, 2012
E cigarette free trial kit is available now from http://electroniccigarettehub.org to fight smoking that is considered the number one reason for adverse effects in children.
An estimated 10-percent of women smoke while pregnant, and cigarette smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals, including cyanide and lead.
Smoking has been known to have negative effects during pregnancy such as asthma and decline in lung function. According to new research, smoking during pregnancy can also lead to defects within the alveoli, tiny air sacs in the lungs where the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide takes place, due to a disruption in retinoic acid signaling.
In order to understand the mechanism behind this, researchers from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital looked at the effect of maternal smoking on retinoic acid signaling in mice. Retinoic acid (RA) is produced in the body from Vitamin A and is known to be involved in alveolar development as well as lung maintenance throughout life.
At the conclusion of the study, maternal smoking affected the number and birth weight of the mice pups. It also affected the development of their lungs and disrupted retinoic acid signaling within the lungs.
Dr. Kathleen Haley, who led the research, said: “The pups were protected from breathing smoke themselves but were still affected by ‘second hand’ smoke before birth and through their mother’s milk. Smoking affected the regulation of genes, controlled by RA, necessary for lung development, including surfactant Apo protein B. It is known that complete loss of surfactant Apo protein B is linked to severe respiratory failure in infants and down regulation of this, and other genes regulated by RA, can have potentially serious consequences.”
Electronic cigarettes do not contain dangerous chemicals and there is no second hand smoke. Pregnant women and breastfeeding moms should choose cartridges with zero nicotine to be 100% safe. Women who don´t breastfeed can also use nicotine cartridges that vary from 4mg to 24mg of nicotine contents.
Susan Smith a new mother from Houston, TX says: “I was a light smoker, puffing six to seven cigs a day. The day I found out I was pregnant I cut it down to three a day, then switched to an e cig with no nicotine. I managed to quit smoking totally in about two weeks time. I never thought I would be able to quit. I tried everything to fight the cravings but the only thing that worked for me was the smokeless cigarette.”
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