I’m expecting my second child & still vape – I did in my first pregnancy too & don’t think I should be mum shamed for it | The Sun
A PREGNANT mum has hit back at people who criticise her for vaping while she's expecting, admitting she did during her first pregnancy too.
Kaylee took to her TikTok page to share a video slamming the "mum shamers" she's seen online.
What’s the NHS advice on vaping during pregnancy?
On the NHS website, it states: "E-cigarettes are fairly new and there are still some things we do not know.
"However, current evidence on e-cigarettes indicates they are much less risky than smoking.
"Cigarettes deliver nicotine along with thousands of harmful chemicals.
"E-cigarettes allow you to inhale nicotine through a vapour rather than smoke. By itself, nicotine is relatively harmless.
"E-cigarettes do not produce tar or carbon monoxide, the two main toxins in cigarette smoke.
"If using an e-cigarette helps you to stop smoking, it is much safer for you and your baby than continuing to smoke."
For more information, call the NHS Smokefree helpline on 0300 123 1044.
"This is typically something I wouldn’t post because I don’t like to get on here and talk, but something that has been going across my For You Page the last few days is actually bothering me a lot," she began.
"People shaming other mums for either smoking or vaping while they’re pregnant.
"I am on my second pregnancy, I’m about 14 weeks, and I vaped my whole first pregnancy with my daughter."
While Kaylee insisted she's not saying "it's okay" or "justifying it", she added: "But it is a real addiction.
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"Nicotine is a real addiction and just with anything else, it’s not going to be easy to knock.
"I have been on other drugs and I’m completely sober apart from this vape – I cannot knock this thing at all.
"But why are we shaming people for that? Like really?"
She added in her caption: "Proud of the people who actually were able to quit, but shaming people who are struggling isn’t right.
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"Y’all really find an issue with everything that does not or will not effect you personally.
"Quit judging/shaming bc its not something you’d personally do."
However, the comments section was quickly filled with people who called her "selfish" for not giving up the vape for the sake of her unborn baby.
"Addiction isn’t easy, but as a mother it’s natural to put the health of your kid before your addiction," one wrote.
"i vaped for about 5 years and was able to stop cold turkey knowing it wasn’t about me anymore…i think it’s quite selfish," another added.
"Because it’s not just about you or the person pregnant anymore," a third commented.
"It’s selfish to not stop. I stopped 6 days after I found out."
"Stopped right when I found out my baby health more important than any addiction," another said.
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