E-Cigarettes Are Poisoning Children At An Alarming Rate
Between 2012 and 2015, the number of children under 6 years old poisoned by e-cigarette exposure jumped fifteenfold.By Ryan Biek | May 9, 2016
Researchers are comparing it to an epidemic. As e-cigarettes become more popular, more young children are being put at risk.
The number of poisonings from exposure to e-cigarettes in children under 6 years old skyrocketed 15 fold over the course of only three years.
Researchers looked at data between 2012 and 2015 and found that by the end of that time, the National Poison Data System was getting 101 calls a month on average for e-cigarette poisoning.