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Question - Electronic vapor products (EVPs) comprise a diverse group of devices, including electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). EVP users inhale an aerosol that typically contains nicotine, flavorings, and other additives. Nicotine is a developmental toxicant that adversely affects pregnancy and infant outcomes. What percent of females report using e-cigarettes at any point around the time of pregnancy or during the last 3 months of pregnancy?
Answer- According to the cited reference, approximately 7 % of women report using e-cigarettes at any point around the time of pregnancy and 1.4 % report use during the last 3 months of pregnancy. (Kapaya M et al. Use of electronic vapor products before, during and after pregnancy among women with a recent live birth- Oklahoma and Texas 2015 MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2019; 68:189-194)