Women who smoke whilst they are pregnant may not only be harming their children but in fact their children’s children.
(PRWEB UK) 25 November 2012
Women who smoke whilst they are pregnant may not only be harming their children but in fact their children’s children. Research has shown that smoking whilst pregnant can lead to the smoker’s grandchildren being more likely to contract asthma, switching on ‘Bad Genes’ as nicotine affects the baby’s developing lungs, a fault which can spread throughout generations.
The study looked at pregnant rats and their offspring’s offspring. Researchers found that exposure inside the womb resulted in reduced lung function, and most interestingly that the original rat’s grandchildren also had impaired lung function even though they were not exposed to tobacco smoke or nicotine.
Dr Virender Rehan explained that the study could indicate the negative effects of smoking whilst pregnant for humans as well as the impact this could have on future generations. ‘The effects of smoking during pregnancy are, it seems, very long lasting.’
A spokesperson from Nicolites responded to the study, ‘ We all understand the negative impact of smoking whilst pregnant and women should do their absolute upmost to stop in order to protect the future of their children by quitting. However it is in reality much easier said than done, and although it is clearly much better to quit all together, the facts are that many pregnant women continue to smoke. We believe that if this is the case than the use of an electronic cigarette could be very beneficial as it contains no tar, toxins or cancer causing chemicals.
Nicolites continue to watch smoking studies closely.
Nicolites is now the leading and most widely available brand of electric cigarette in the UK; they have formed business partnerships with many of the largest retailers to bring these wonderful innovations right on to the doorstep of every person in the country. Established in late 2007, Nicolites has grown into a multi-million pound company with international distribution networks and continues to grow at a phenomenal rate.