Can My Partner Vape While I'm Pregnant? Experts Weigh In On The Risks – Romper

Most women, I assume, know about the dangers of smoking while pregnant. And while things are constantly being taken off, and put back on, the list of things that are to be avoided during pregnancy, smoking is definitely a solidified point: highlighted, underlined, and in bold print. But what about partners of pregnant women? How should they behave? Can my partner vape while I’m pregnant? Turns out, according to experts, the answer is a tad complicated.

Because of the chemicals inhaled through e-cigarettes, it’s clear that vaping while pregnant should be avoided, but when it comes to your partner vaping in your company, things get tricky. According to the American Pregnancy Association (APA), e-cigarettes aren’t regulated by the FDA, meaning it’s difficult to know exactly what’s being inhaled, and to what extent, when someone uses them. However, there’s no actual smoke, eliminating the secondhand smoke scenario one would encounter with a typical tobacco cigarette. The question, therefor, lies in how many toxins are being released through the vapors. One of those chemicals is formaldehyde — a colorless, strong-smelling gas used

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