Published: 2017-05-17 12:52 | Updated: 2017-05-17 12:54

Using Swedish snus while pregnant carries the same level of risk as smoking

While it is well known that smoking while pregnant can damage the fetus, the effects of using Swedish snus (oral moist snuff) have been more mooted.

Anna Gunnerbeck at the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health has recently defended her thesis on how the nicotine consumption of pregnant women affects their unborn babies.

The thesis shows that using snus while pregnant carries the same level of risk as smoking as regards to stillbirth, preterm birth, cleft lip and palate, and neonatal apnea. However, it pays off to quit using snus early in the pregnancy, as doing so gives no observable increase in risk.

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