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Experts demand E-cig rules for kids
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - State health officials say too many children in Washington are being poisoned by contact with the liquid nicotine used in electronic cigarettes.

Now, the state's poison center wants the Legislature to adopt standards for making liquid nicotine packages child-resistant, as well as subject to consistent labeling rules.

E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that vaporize liquid nicotine to recreate the sensation of smoking a cigarette. They have exploded in popularity in recent years as an alternative for smokers trying to kick the tobacco habit.

The Washington Poison Center received no emergency calls reporting poisonings from e-cigarettes prior to 2010. In 2014, the agency has already received 154 calls reporting poisonings from e-cigarette exposure, more than two-thirds of which involved children.

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