In the US, poison center experts continue to be concerned about exposure to e-cigarettes and e-liquids, especially children. From the beginning of the year until April, the American Association of Poison Control Center (AAPCC) already counts 920 exhibitions of all age categories.
From January to April 2018, the American Association of Poison Control Center (AAPCC) declares to have registered 926 exhibitions electronic cigarettes and e-liquids containing nicotine. AAPCC still specifies that the term "exposure" refers to a contact with a substance (ingested, inhaled, absorbed by the skin or eyes, etc ...). It is important to say that not all exposures are poisonings or overdoses.
In 2014, more than half of exposures to e-cigarettes and nicotine e-liquids occurred in young children under the age of 6. AAPCC states on its official website that some children who came in contact with e-liquids containing nicotine became very sick. Some cases even required emergency room visits as a result of vomiting.
While poison center experts continue to be concerned about exposure to e-cigarettes and e-liquids, there is still a significant drop in numbers over the years. In 2014, the AAPCC counted 4023 exhibition case for 2907 exhibitions and in 2016 2475 exhibitions in 2017.
More the American Association of Poison Control Center still gives some recommendations to users that adults should protect their skin when handling nicotine e-liquids. To avoid any incident, vaping products must remain out of reach and sight of children. Finally, the AAPCC reiterates the importance of avoiding any exposure of e-liquids containing nicotine to domestic animals and cleaning the containers that would have contained these products before use.