E-cigarette poisoning increases, nearly half of cases reported among children
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Over the last year, Kansas Poison Control received two dozen calls about e-cigarette poisoning; almost half of those cases were children.
E-cig liquids come in hundreds of flavors including bubblegum, peach and gummy bear. Many of which are appealing to children.
“Children of toddling ages are very curious and want to look at everything, smell everything, taste everything,” Tama Sawyer said, Director of Poison Control at KU Medical Center.
Sawyer said if kids get into the e-liquid and drink enough, it could be fatal.