Study: E-cigs more dangerous for children

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – A new study in the Journal of Pediatrics is showing e-cigarettes are becoming more dangerous for children.

Between 2013 and 2015, the number of children under six poisoned by nicotine in e-cigs has risen by 1,500 percent.

Over 90 percent of children poisoned ingested the liquid used in e-cigarettes, known as “e-juice.”

Dr. Vivek Anand said one problem is not knowing what to do with the juice after using it, “Most time they don’t know how to dispose of these things. So, you know, even when you’re done using, there’s still nicotine in there.”

On average, every three hours, poison control receives a report about a child exposed to e-cigarettes or liquid nicotine.

If your child ingests the liquid, call poison control immediately.

At least one death has been attributed to e-cigarette poisoning.

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