- Calls about e-cigarette poisoning in young children are on the rise, a study says
- 90% of the affected children swallowed the nicotine-laced liquid
- Children are easily attracted to the colorful bottles and flavors of e-juice
(CNN)The number of children under 6 poisoned by nicotine in e-cigarettes rose by nearly 1,500% between 2013 and 2015, and one child died, according to an analysis of calls to the National Poison Data System published in the journal Pediatrics.
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Easy access, enticing packaging and flavors
- Store e-cigarettes and refill products where children cannot see or reach them; in a locked location is best.
- Use and refill alone. Do not use e-cigarettes around children. Because children want to imitate adults, using e-cigarettes and refilling them with children nearby could lead to dangerous exposure.
- Store the national Poison Help Line number (1-800-222-1222) in your cell phone and post it near any home phones. Call it in case of accidental exposure.