KIDS born to mums who vape in pregnancy may be more at risk of asthma, a study claims.
Tests on mice showed offspring of female mice who had been exposed to e-cig fumes suffered lung problems.
A researcher from the University of Technology in Sydney warned: “E-cig use during pregnancy should not be considered safe.”
Vaping has soared in popularity in Britain in recent years
Even e-cigs that did not contain nicotine seemed to have those effect.
Researchers warned: “Our study demonstrates that maternal vaping is associated with impaired lung function and an increased risk of asthma in offspring.
“Action is needed to remove the general public’s false impression that all e-cigarettes are safe.”
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Some experts argue it has helped thousands of smokers quit.
But doubts remain about e-cig safety.
But Prof John Britton, of the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies, said: “Nobody argues that vaping is safe.
“It is obviously better not to vape than to vape but definitely better to vape than to smoke.”