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Toxic Trends Report* E-Cigarettes January 22nd, 2015

The Washington Poison and Drug Information Center has seen over a 1,000% increase in call volume on e-cigarettes and liquid nicotine from 2012 to 2014. Of the total 182 calls answered by the WAPC, 109 were in children 1 – 3 years of age (60%). Children 1 – 3 years of age also comprised 82% of the total pediatric calls handled by Specialists in Poison Information. The majority of exposures (n=121) were considered unin
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Toxic Trends Report* E-Cigarettes December 12th, 2014

The Washington Poison Center continues to monitor the concerning trend in E-cigarette exposures, especially in children 1 – 3 years of age. While the majority of cases have resulted in minimal toxicity (i.e. mild stomach upset), the potential still exists for children to be exposed to larger doses due to lack of industry standard safety measures such as child-resistant packaging. “Kids are more likely to inadvertentl
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Toxic Trends Report* E-Cigarettes November 10th, 2014

The number of poison calls on liquid nicotine products has increased substantially at the Washington Poison Center since the first two cases in 2010. “The current trend in liquid nicotine exposures is extremely concerning, and it’s only a matter of time before a child or adult has a serious, if not fatal, outcome”, says Dr. Alexander Garrard, Clinical Managing Director at the WAPC. Pierce, King, Spokane, and Snohomis
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Toxic Trends Report* E-Cigarettes- October 3rd, 2014

The Washington Poison Center has seen an increase in total call volume by over 700% since they hit the market. E-cigarettes contain high concentrations of liquid nicotine which can poison a child with a single mouthful or even by absorption through the skin. Symptoms can range from nausea and vomiting to increased heart rate, seizures, and even death. Manufacturers are not required to put child-resistant caps on thes
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Toxic Trends Report* E-Cigarettes- August 29, 2014

The phenomenon of “vaping” (using an E-cigarette, which resembles smoking) and availability of E-cigarettes and liquid nicotine has dramatically increased over the past several years across the country. Touted as a safe alternative to smoking cigarettes, E-cigarettes contain high concentrations of liquid nicotine which can poison a child with a single mouthful. The Washington Poison Center (WAPC) has seen a staggerin
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Toxic Trends Report* E-Cigarettes- July 31, 2014

The phenomenon of “vaping” (using an E-cigarette, which resembles smoking) and availability of E-cigarettes and liquid nicotine has dramatically increased over the past several years across the country. Touted as a safe alternative to smoking cigarettes, E-cigarettes contain high concentrations of liquid nicotine which can easily poison a child. The Washington Poison Center (WAPC) has seen an increase in total calls
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