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CJEM. 2015 Nov;17(6):699-703. doi: 10.1017/cem.2015.10. Epub 2015 Apr 20.

E-Cigarette Liquid Nicotine Ingestion in a Child: Case Report and Discussion.

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*London Health Sciences Center,Paediatric Emergency Medicine,London,Ontario.


Nicotine poisoning is well described in the pediatric population, and even small oral doses may result in toxic effects. The source of nicotine is usually tobacco products and nicotine replacement products such as gum and patches. With the more frequent use of novel products such as e-cigarettes, concern has arisen regarding liquid nicotine. As there are no regulations regarding childproof bottling and packaging, there may be increased potential for unintentional ingestion of these colorfully and appealingly packaged products by children. We present and discuss a case of this nature, as we feel emergency physicians should be aware of this new mode of poisoning, and public health efforts should be made to minimize such exposures.


e-cigarette; ingestion; nicotine; pediatric; toxicology

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