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 U.S. 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 February 29, 2020, poison control centers have managed 659 exposure cases about e-cigarette devices and liquid nicotine in 2020. 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: