A Consumer Reports study indicates a large and growing number of poison calls relating to e-cigarettes used by children under the age of five.
Throughout the United States, poison control centers have received 1,571 calls relating to nicotine exposure through June 2014. In 2013, 1,414 calls concerning nicotine exposure were logged for the entire year. If reports this year continue in the same pattern over the remainder of 2014, nicotine poison calls will more than double this year.
As a result, Consumer Reports is seeking legislation to allow the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to require e-cigarette manufacturers to make child safety packaging for liquid nicotine containers.