E-Cigarettes can contain toxic levels of liquid nicotine
Cases of nicotine poisoning have increased exponentially over the past two years. Poison control centers have reported that over 50% of the calls involved children under six years old. The actual number is likely much higher than that, as many cases often go unidentified and unreported. The liquid nicotine in E-cigarettes is available in flavors like banana and bubble gum, causing children to mistake this toxic substance for candy. Nicotine concentration in E-cigarettes is high and is absorbed quickly, so especially for young children, exposure can be fatal.
Liquid nicotine “juice” that is swallowed, absorbed through the eyes or skin, or inhaled can lead to:
- Skin and eye irritation
- Increased heart rate
- Nervous system effects, including seizures
- Cardiac effects
E-cigarettes are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration at this time, and manufacturers of E-cigarettes are not required to provide childproof packaging. As a result, poisoning from liquid nicotine is at an all-time high.
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