E-cigarettes in pregnancy

E-cigarettes in pregnancy

This page contains resources and information about the use of e-cigarettes in pregnancy.


The Challenge Group has produced an infographic designed to support conversations with pregnant women who smoke and are inquiring about electronic cigarettes. It may be offered to women who are either currently using or considering using an e-cigarette to stay smokefree during pregnancy. It is not intended for wider distribution or circulation amongst pregnant women and/or non-smokers. More detailed information for healthcare professionals and answers to FAQs are available in the briefing: Use of electronic cigarettes in pregnancy: a guide for midwives and other healthcare professionals. Disclaimer: None of the Challenge Group’s resources have input from organisations with vested interests in the vaping or tobacco industries.

E-cigarettes in pregnancy: Infographic for pregnant women

Guide for midwives and other health professionals

Challenge Group response to inquiry on e-cigarettes

In December 2017 the Smoking in Pregnancy Challenge Group submitted its response to the House of Commons Committee on Science and Technology Inquiry into e-cigarettes. You can read the submission here and learn more about the inquiry here.


Nicotine in pregnancy (March 2019)

This Challenge Group webinar presents evidence concerning the safety and effectiveness of the use of nicotine in pregnancy.

00:0004:00 – Hazel Cheeseman, ASH

04:0025:30 – Professor Linda Bauld, University of Edinburgh

25:3047:00 – Professor Peter Hajek, Queen Mary University of London

47:0001:15:44 – Panel discussion joined by Jo Locker, Senior Tobacco Control Manager at Public Health England and Louise Hand, Project Manager Smokefree Trust at South Tees NHS Foundation Trust

Use of e-cigarettes in pregnancy (March 2017)

Professor Linda Bauld from the University of Stirling provides an update on the latest evidence about the use of electronic cigarettes in pregnancy, which is followed by a question and answer session with experts from Public Health England, the Royal College of Midwives and Improving Performance in Practice.