We all know how harmful smoking cigarettes is to your body, and I'm sure we've all heard the ramifications of smoking cigarettes while pregnant. So how does vaping affect the little nugget (be prepared for babies to be referred to as nuggets) inside you? What if you don't vape juice with nicotine in it? Let's take a look.
How does vaping affect a pregnant body, and the nugget?
Vaping is certainly much safer than smoking cigarettes, as cigarettes contain over 7000 chemicals, most of which are toxic. Vape juice (purchased in a safe and licensed shop) contains four ingredients: Propylene Glycol, vegetable oil, food grade flavouring, and nicotine.
While three of those four ingredients can be found in most foods we eat on a daily basis, a lot of pregnant people make the decision to stick to healthy eating and avoid processed foods - which these ingredients primarily appear in.
Now for the nicotine. Nicotine is considered a toxic substance, it raises your blood pressure and gives you a big adrenaline boost. This raises your chances of having a heart attack, which is especially dangerous if you're carrying a nugget. To top it off, nicotine is a highly addictive substance, and can severely damage your nuggets brain development.
What if I use nicotine free juice?
Okay guys, I'll be completely honest, what I'm about to tell you infuriates me to no end.
A recent study was done across Canada with specialty vape stores. Basically, a research team went in a purchased a whole bunch of e-liquid, or vape juice, from different companies. They only purchased nicotine free juices, and proceeded to test them to ensure they were nicotine free. They found that half of what they had purchased still contained nicotine, despite the manufacturer, the retailer, and finally the label on the bottle claiming it was 0mg, or nicotine free.
While yes, as a specialty vape store with the ultimate goal to get people to quit smoking, we obviously want to ensure our customers that the 0mg juice they're vaping is exactly that - nicotine free, it's clearly a bigger issue than we thought. Most of the juices tested were from stores similar to ours, with no control over how the juice is made, and therefore no assurance that there isn't any nicotine in juices marked 0mg.
With all of that out in the open, your absolute best bet when you're carrying a nugget is to just stop vaping altogether. Please, please don't smoke cigarettes with a nugget inside you, but for the safety of yourself and your nugget, it's a good idea to give up vaping as well. We can preach the safety and health benefits of vaping over smoking cigarettes, but when something as serious as a pregnancy is concerned, we want everyone to be as informed and safe as possible.
What to vape while expecting? Just don't, bro.
Did anything in this blog surprise you? Let us know in the comments!