Drinking vape liquid, also known as "e-liquid" or "smoke juice," can cause nicotine poisoning
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.
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.
Food and Drug Administration allowing candy-flavored vaping nicotine to be sold legally, we can add nicotine poisoning
to the list of "tragic accidents" facing our children.
Cause nicotine poisoning
from accidental ingestion, inhalation or absorption of the nicotine liquid in e-cigarettes.
Reports from the US and the UK nonetheless indicate that the number of reported incidents involving nicotine poisoning
has risen substantially as the use of (e-cigarettes) has increased.
If a child of 30 kgs of weight swallows the contents of a nicotine cartridge of 24 mg this could cause acute nicotine poisoning
that most likely would cause his/her death.
Health experts believe that the long-term effects of nicotine poisoning
and exposure to pesticides in children may include damage to their developing brains, respiratory problems, and cancer.
7% rise in poison center calls for acute nicotine poisoning
, many of those for accidental poisoning of children under the age of 5 (Chatham-Stevens et al.
Early signs of accidental nicotine poisoning
include burning in the mouth and throat, nausea and/or vomiting, confusion and dizziness, and weakness and excess spittle.