The New York Times Warns That Drinking E-Cigarette Fluid Could Become a Fatal Fad Among Toddlers
A story in today's New York Times sounds the alarm about "a dangerous new form of a powerful stimulant" that "is hitting markets nationwide, for sale by the vial, the gallon and even the barrel." This stimulant is "a powerful neurotoxin," warns business reporter Matt Richtel, and "tiny amounts" of it, "whether ingested or absorbed through the skin, can cause vomiting and seizures and even be lethal." This dangerous new drug, he explains, is the nicotine contained in e-cigarette fluid, which already has killed...well, so far just one guy who committed suicide by injecting the stuff. But "reports of accidental poisonings, notably among children, are soaring." They increased "300 percent" from 2012 to 2013!