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E-Cigarettes and Liquid Nicotine
Poison control centers began receiving calls about e-cigarettes and liquid nicotine products in 2011, which coincides with the initial period where these products reached the US market. These products often contain a greater concentration of nicotine, a stimulant, than other nicotine/tobacco products on the market. Some children and toddlers who come in contact with e-cigarette devices or liquid nicotine have become very ill; some even requiring emergency department visits with nausea and vomiting being the most significant symptoms.
As of June, poison control centers have managed 1,441 exposure cases about e-cigarette devices and liquid nicotine in 2018. For more information on how poison control center data is collected, please click here .
Tips to prevent potentially harmful exposures to e-cigarettes or liquid nicotine: