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Pediatr Emerg Care. 2015 Jul;31(7):517-21; quiz 522-4. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000000486.

Liquid Nicotine Toxicity.

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From the Section of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT.


E-cigarettes, also known as electronic nicotine delivery systems and electronic cigarettes, are advertised as a healthier alternative product to tobacco cigarettes despite limited data on the consequences of e-cigarette use. Currently, there are no US Food and Drug Administration or other federal regulations of e-cigarettes, and calls to poison control centers regarding liquid nicotine toxicity, especially in children, are on the rise. This article presents the background and mechanism of action of e-cigarettes as well as up-to-date details of the toxicity of liquid nicotine. We also present management strategies in the setting of liquid nicotine toxicity.

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