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Unclear role for e-cigarettes during pregnancy

Electronic cigarettes might be superior to nicotine replacement therapy as a quitting aid for pregnant women — but enthusiasm is hampered by low rates of smoking cessation and unknown long-term harm.

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Y.B.-Z. has received fees for lectures and consultation from Pfizer Israel Ltd, Novartis NCH and GSK Consumer Health (distributors of smoking cessation pharmacotherapy in Israel) in the past (2012–July 2019).

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Bar-Zeev, Y. Unclear role for e-cigarettes during pregnancy. Nat Med 28, 900–901 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41591-022-01795-2

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