Oklahoma Poison Center: Exposure To Liquid Nicotine Can Be Dangerous

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 10:35 pm
By: News 9

A new danger related to e-cigarettes is being felt all over Oklahoma. It's related to the liquid form of nicotine e-cigarettes use.

Oklahoma Poison Center Director Scott Schaffer said the liquid nicotine people buy in refill bottles at vape stores can be very dangerous.

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He said in the past year, his call center has received 27 calls from people who were exposed to liquid nicotine. Twenty-four of those cases involved young children.

Schaffer said ingesting less than half a teaspoon of liquid nicotine can be fatal for children. He said the colorful bottles it comes in is attractive to kids.

"The nicotine solution in vaping devices has helped a lot of people get off tobacco and cigarettes and so forth," said Schaffer. "The problem is when the liquid is not stored appropriately."