Nyx Valentine (quietchildae) wrote in vaginapagina,
Nyx Valentine

Smoking and birth control

Hi all!

I've been trying to find an answer about this, and haven't had much luck getting info, and don't have a doctor to call at the moment :( What specifically about smoking is problematic with birth control? Is it the nicotine specifically, due to the raise in blood pressure it causes, or is it all the other junk in cigarettes that causes the issues? I am currently switching over to smoking an e-cigarette exclusively, and am wondering if it decreases my risk of complications, or if I still need to be concerned? (Working my way towards quitting entirely, so eventually, it won't be an issue at all, but in the meantime! :) ) FWIW, I am not in the other risk categories - I am under 35, I do not have high blood pressure, and I exercise regularly, and while my prescribing doctor did warn me that there were risks in being a smoker with bc, she did not feel that it was a high risk with me. I take Yaz, if that makes any difference? Thank you!

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