The Dangers of E-Cig Juice and Toddlers
ABC NEWS -- Cola gummy, cotton candy, tutti frutti. Flavors you might see at the candy aisle. But these are the varieties of electronic cigarette refill liquid also known as e-juice.
Some say that this situation is behind an increase in accidental ingestion of this liquid nicotine by toddlers. Among them a team of U.K. doctors documenting one such case. But it's just one of many more in the U.S. The CDC reports a surge in calls relating to accidental e-cigarette refill ingestion from just one call per month four years ago to over 200 per month today. Most of them in children younger than five.
The electronic cigarette refill liquid is not regulated by the FDA, and it can cause vomiting, racing pulse, breathing problems and seizures. So it's up to parents to keep these refills out of reach. It only takes a few drops to poison a child. So if you vape, keep that candy-like juice away from kids.