Poison Control Centers Seeing Increased Calls About E-Cigarettes

The Knoxville (TN) News Sentinel reports that, according to a Kosair Children’s Hospital report, nationwide poison control centers have seen calls concerning e-cigarettes increase 161%. Researchers also found that approximately 30% of e-cigarettes contain almost as much formaldehyde and acrolein as conventional cigarettes. Over 50% of calls received at Kentucky Regional Poison Control Center of Kosair Children’s Hospital appear to involve children, with director Ashley Webb stating, “Kids are picking up the liquid cartridge when cartridges are left accessible or when an adult is changing the cartridge.”

From the American Association for Justice news release.

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