Nicotine poisoning exposure cases are increasing as e-cigarettes products have increased in the United States. The increasing use of e-cigarettes and ever-changing product designs. Particularly the development of new products with high nicotine levels increases the risks for children. Nicotine is a toxic substance whose ingestion can cause nausea, vomiting, as well as circulatory and respiratory effects. You can reach Poison Control at 1-800-222-1222.
Prevention strategies include:
- Public Education
- Appropriate product storage and use away from children.
- Warning Labels
- Modifications of e-cigarette devices, e-liquid, and e-liquid containers, including packaging to make them less appealing and less accessible to children.
Sieda Behavioral Health and Treatment Services are available to help.
Tobacco Prevention Specialist
Sieda Behavioral Health and Treatment Services
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