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Poisoning Cases Related to E-Cigarettes Keep Spiraling Upward

Incidents have increased tenfold since 2011, data shows

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Sep 26, 2014

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Across the United States, poison control centers continue to report soaring numbers of accidental poisonings related to the nicotine liquid used in electronic cigarettes.

The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) reports that, through August 31, there have been 2,724 calls so far this year involving exposures to e-cigarette devices and liquid nicotine.  That is up from 1,542 in 2013, 460 in 2012 and 271 in 2011.

These reports have spurred a growing call by public health organizations and members of Congress to require child-resistant packaging of nicotine liquid products.

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posted September 26, 2014

Poisoning Cases Related to E-Cigarettes Skyrocket

New York Times report highlights risk, spurs calls for FDA regulation

Editor
Mar 26, 2014

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Across the United States, poison control centers are reporting a soaring number of accidental poisonings related to the nicotine liquid used in electronic cigarettes.  These reports have spurred a growing call for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to finally regulate these products, including from newspaper editorials and U.S. senators.

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posted March 26, 2014

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