A new study found a rapid rise in nicotine poisonings among children exposed to the liquid nicotine inside E-cigarettes. News eight’s Eric Jacobson spoke to local health experts about the study and what you should know to keep your kids safe. This is basically a poison for your children. The dangers of liquid nicotine is something Dr. Todd Mahr from Gundersen Health System has long been predicting. These are flavored. They taste good. They’re a small quantity of a very intense amount of nicotine. There’s danger here. In a study based on the analysis of calls from the National Poison Data System . the number of children under six poisoned by nicotine in e-cigarettes increased by nearly 15-hundred percent between 2013 and 2015. Depending on the concentration in the bottle . doctors say exposure to the nicotine can have serious side effects. They basically have seizures, they have respiratory distress, they’ve gone into comas, and there’s actually been one death. And with special aromas … There’s fruit flavors to them, there’s candy flavors. . experts say that flavoring is very appealing to young children. They smell mom or dad, or aunt or uncle, whoever is there having the e-cigarette, smell that, and go, wow this is pretty cool. They look like some of the candy that’s around in the stores in such, so it’s very enticing to young children. Experts also show how easy it is to open the bottle. That easy. There’s no regulation that says
you have to have child-proof caps, or any type packaging with warning labels. Which is why doctors warn parents to properly store it away. It needs to be up, out of reach. Some place that they ideally don’t see. Some place that they can’t just pull the chair over to and get to and open a cabinent, so it should ideally be locked up, and inacessible. In LAX, EJ, N8. The study also said that on average . a poison center gets a call about a child ingesting liquid nicotine every three hours.