Jose Luis Vazquez Martinez

Boston University researchers discuss their research on the impacts of chemical exposure on the brain and human behavior.

Jose Luis Vazquez Martinez

Source: Popova, S., Lange, S., Shield, K., Burd, L., and Rehm, J. ( 2019) Prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder among special subpopulations: a systematic review and meta‐analysis. Addictionhttps://doi.org/10.1111/add.14598.

Jose Luis Vazquez Martinez

This webinar, sponsored by the Northwest ATTC and the Western States Node of the NIDA Clinical Trials Network, summarized what makes women's treatment for substance use disorder (SUD) unique from men's treatment and highlighted key issues when providing treatment to pregnant and parenting women w

Use of Electronic Vapor Products Before, During, and After Pregnancy Among Women with a Recent Live Birth — Oklahoma and Texas, 2015

Summary

What is already known about this topic?

Most electronic vapor products (EVPs) contain nicotine, a developmental toxicant, and other harmful additives.

What is added by this report?

In 2015, 7.0% of women with a recent live birth in Oklahoma and Texas reported using EVPs shortly before, during, or after pregnancy, with 1.4% reporting use during pregnancy. Among prenatal EVP users, 38.4% reported using EVPs containing nicotine, and 26.4% did not know if the EVPs they used contained nicotine.

What are the implications for public health practice?

Messages that EVPs are not safe to use during pregnancy need to be clearly communicated. Education, counseling, and evidence-based cessation treatment could assist reproductive-aged women in preventing or reducing the use of all tobacco products, including EVPs.

Jose Luis Vazquez Martinez

Most electronic vapor products (EVPs) contain nicotine, a developmental toxicant, and other harmful additives.

Jose Luis Vazquez Martinez

Source: Nafeesa N Dhalwani, Lisa Szatkowski, Tim Coleman, Linda Fiaschi, Laila J Tata, Stillbirth Among Women Prescribed Nicotine Replacement Therapy in Pregnancy: Analysis of a Large UK Pregnancy Cohort, Nicotine & Tobacco Research, Volume 21, Issue 4, April 2019, Pages 409–415,