Are e-cigarettes the best quitting aid for pregnant women?

Trial results suggest more women adhere to the devices and safety is no different from nicotine patches

E-cigarettes may be an option to help pregnant women quit smoking as their efficacy is better than nicotine replacement therapy and the safety profile is similar, a study suggests.

UK and Australian researchers found in a randomised controlled trial that twice as many women using e-cigarettes were able to quit in pregnancy compared with patch users.

In the study, 1140 women in England were allocated either to nicotine-containing e-cigarettes or nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) at a