Electronic Cigarette Poisoning Victims Flourishing

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Electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) are increasingly popular, especially among teenagers. In fact, these cigarettes are actually more dangerous than regular cigarettes.

The electronic cigarette is a battery-powered electronic equipment that is designed to resemble a cigarette and is marketed as an aid to quit smoking. This tool allows users to enjoy the quintessence of nicotine vapor.

According to studies conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of patients poisoned after using electronic cigarettes and nicotine liquid continues to rise.


Control of the data center poisoning in the U.S. in February 2014, there were 215 complaints related to telephone electronic cigarette. In fact, in September 2010 only one complaint.

Concern is, more than half of the incoming telephone complaints involving children aged less than 5 years, 42 percent in people aged 20 years. They were poisoned after sucking the liquid nicotine or absorbed through the skin.

Liquid nicotine refills sold for an electronic cigarette. Power battery in the cigarette will deliver nicotine, a certain scent, and other chemical substances.

Because of the high concentration of nicotine liquid nicotine, then little fluid can be inhaled or absorbed by the skin effect mortality, especially in children.

"The electronic cigarette is getting so popular that the number of people that poisoning is likely to grow. Liquid nicotine that are sold can be dangerous for children, let alone there being sold with aromas of fruit and candy to attract children," said Dr. Tom Frieden, Director of CDC.

Actually regular cigarettes can also cause poisoning in children, but the case was going on because they eat cigarettes. While the liquid nicotine poisoning caused by ingesting, inhaling, or liquid has been absorbed by the skin or eyes.

In 70 percent of cases of liquid nicotine poisoning in the U.S. is known to occur because of children swallowing the liquid. Symptoms of poisoning caused by, among others, vomiting, nausea, and eye irritation. If not immediately granted aid is not likely to cause death.

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