They also called for enforcement of strict health and safety practices in the tobacco cultivation industry, where the incidence of nicotine poisoning
can cause seizures, convulsions, vomiting and brain injury.
There are increased reports of young children swallowing the nicotinelaced liquid, known as e-juice/vape juice used in the e-cigarette; these have resulted in calls to Poison Control and visits to the emergency room for nicotine poisoning
. Current packaging for containers of the liquids used for vape products looks like common kid-friendly food products, such as juice boxes.
Shockingly, many tobacco farmers suffer from green tobacco sickness, a type of nicotine poisoning
when nicotine is absorbed through the skin from wet tobacco leaves.
"From August 2016 (175 exposures), the first month after the federal Child Nicotine Poisoning
Prevention Act went into effect, to April 2017 (142 exposures), there was an 18.9% decrease in the number of monthly liquid nicotine exposures," Mr.
Drinking vape liquid, also known as "e-liquid" or "smoke juice," can cause nicotine poisoning
. In more severe cases, it could result in death.
"If pet owners use e-cigarettes, we'd recommend storing all equipment safely out of reach of their pet." Symptoms of nicotine poisoning
can include vomiting, abnormal heart rate, uncoordination, tremors, weakness and collapse.
is a concern: in 2014 there were over 3700 reported cases, having doubled from 2013.
Health Canada has recognized that nicotine in e-liquids poses a particular risk to young children, and thus the TVPA will include measures requiring e-liquids to be in "child-resistant packaging to help protect children from nicotine poisoning
It was concluded that e-cigarette was used in one of every eight households that had a small child, and many parents were not informed about potential health and safety threats, including nicotine poisoning
, that could be caused by e-cigarette.
For example, during this session of Congress, the House passed the Child Nicotine Poisoning
Prevention Act of 2015, S.