E-Cigarette Poisonings Jump 15-Fold

Many of the incidents involved a child ingesting the product.

A new study shows that the number of e-cigarette poisonings have increased 15-fold over a three year period in children age 5 and under, Forbes reported.

Published in Pediatrics, the study, according to the report showed that "about four out of every five of those e-cigarette exposures involve a child ingesting the product, such as swallowing the nicotine liquid."

“There are thousands of flavors out there, and many are going to be attractive to kids,” said the study’s senior author, Gary Smith, MD, director of the Center for Injury Research & Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. “One typical e-liquid container could have enough nicotine to cause serious consequences.”

According to the Forbes' report, the study found that kids who were exposed to e-cigarette products were more than 2.5 times more likely to have serious medical complications than those exposed to other tobacco and nicotine products.

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