Cot death va­p­ing link

The Gold Coast Bulletin - - WORLD -

PREG­NANT women who re­sort to e-cig­a­rettes or nico­tine patches to avoid smok­ing may in­crease the risk of their new­borns be­com­ing cot-death vic­tims. Any kind of nico­tine ex­po­sure dur­ing preg­nancy, height­ens the chances of Sud­den In­fant Death Syn­drome (SIDS), re­search from the Geisel School of Medicine in the US sug­gests.

Sci­en­tists found that nico­tine in the womb can af­fect an un­born baby’s cen­tral ner­vous sys­tem and car­dio-res­pi­ra­tory re­sponses to stress­ful en­vi­ron­ments. This could leave in­fants sus­cep­ti­ble to as­phyxia.

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