A 6-year-old girl suffered nicotine poisoning after accidentally being given liquid nicotine stored in a medicine bottle. The child's ordeal opens up questions about the safety of e-cigarette storage and use.
Public Health January 7, 2017
A new analysis found an alarming surge in e-cigarette poisoning among young children. Immediate government action is called for towards the regulation of these tobacco and nicotine products to lower the numbers and prevent further poisoning.
Public Health May 9, 2016
Increasing incidences of potentially lethal liquid nicotine exposure among children prompted attorneys general of 33 states to urge the FDA to ensure placement of health warning labels and use of childresistant packaging in liquid nicotine-containing products.
Life October 1, 2015
Liquid nicotine inappropriately packaged in non-child-resistant containers may be a factor in the increased incidence of poisoning in New York. The attorney general is now telling companies to comply with the law to help safeguard the children from intoxication.
Life June 24, 2015
A one-year-old toddler died after accidentally swallowing liquid nicotine from a bottle that did not have a childproof cap. Harmful exposure to the toxic substance has skyrocketed with the growing popularity of electronic cigarettes.
Life December 13, 2014
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