E-cig poisoning cases increase in Hawaii
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -
There are growing concerns tonight over e-cigarettes. That's because calls into the poison control hotline have spiked from people, especially kids, ingesting the chemicals.
E-cigarette makers say their product is safer than tobacco, however the number of accidents with the e-cigarette refill is growing here in Hawaii and nationwide.
Cotton candy, apple candy, Skittles, e-cigarettes come in all sorts of tastes.
"The flavors are enticing to kids," said Rex Benigno, 808 Smokes Owner.
They smell sweet too, but kids may not realize it can make them sick or worse. Depending on the concentration and the size of the person it could only take about a tablespoon of the liquid to be fatal.