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Nicotine Poisonings Increase Blamed on E-Cigarettes

 
Nicotine Poisonings Increase Blamed on E-Cigarettes
Posted June 30th, 2014 @ 7:50am

The federal government's CDC reports a big increase in the numbers of children who suffer from nicotine poisoning and it's not tobacco causing it. 

The CDC says kids are getting their hands on e-cigarettes and drinking the liquid or absorbing it through their skin, either from the cigarettes themselves or from the refills. 

One e-cigarette store owner tells WOOD TV that parents need to be responsible for their children's health by keeping this stuff up on the top shelf, just as with  other over-the-counter medicinse. 

One critical care doctor says the e-cigarette industry is so new that regulations have  caught up yet. 
Michigan lawmakers tried to outlaw e-cigarette sales to minors this year, but the Governor just vetoed that bill, saying the proposed law was too weak.

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