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Vaping in Pregnancy
This panel is hosted by ACM Chief Midwife, Alison Weatherstone and feature Panelists Carolyn Murray, Dr Edwina Dorney and Justine Salisbury.

Learn about the dangers of vaping in pregnancy, the knowns and unknowns, the challenges with research and the current advice to families.

Download a copy of the slides below.
- Slide 25 Take-aways – Pharmacology and Evidence
- TGA website provides guidance about nicotine vaping products and prescribing
- Australian Breastfeeding Association gives a statement of how to continue breastfeeding with minimal impact to baby if smoking and/or vaping
- Cotinine testing
- Quit

Carolyn Murray
Carolyn is the Director of Tobacco and E-cigarettes Strategy, Centre Population Health, Ministry of Health NSW.
Carolyn’s current portfolio undertakes policy and implementation in the areas of Tobacco and e-cigarettes. Carolyn is Lead Partner Investigator (PI) for the NSW Ministry of Health (MoH). She has significant experience in strategic planning, healthcare management, health education, clinical research, program evaluation and health policy. Her current role leading the NSW Health COVID Response Contact Tracing, including a COVID tracing app, in the Centre for Population Health, NSW Ministry of Health includes all aspects of project management from daily operations, HR and risk management, budgets, to project monitoring and evaluation, including strategy advice and development.

Dr Edwina Dorney
Medical Advisor, Centre for Population Health
Edwina has worked clinically in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology for over 10 years, both in the United Kingdom and Australia. She is now in Public Health Medicine working as a Medical Advisor at the Centre for Population Health, NSW Ministry of Health. Edwina is also a PhD Candidate at The University of Sydney and a member of the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Sexual and Reproductive Health for women in Primary Care (SPHERE). Edwina’s PhD focus is in enhancing the delivery of preconception care at a population health level.

Justine Salisbury
Midwife, Senior Project Officer, Clinical Policy and Engagement, Centre for Population Health
Justine is a practicing Registered Nurse and Midwife, as well as a clinical and parent educator. Justine holds a substantive role at NSW Ministry of Health as Senior Project Officer and Maternity engagement Lead for the clinical policy and engagement team, Centre for Population Health. Her career high was being involved in the roll-out of the NSW Get Healthy in Pregnancy program in 2016. Relevant Areas of Expertise: Maternity Preventive Health Policy, Clinical Engagement, and Implementation.