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Study finds E-cigarette poisonings on the rise

Posted at 4:56 PM, May 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-09 22:15:22-04

Electronic cigarettes have quickly become the go-to device to quench some smoker's crave, but a new study says the liquid-nicotine inside is causing a dangerous consequence on children under six.

It's the nicotine and other chemicals inside of this bottle which experts say are poising young children.

Inside e-cigarettes there's a battery which heats e-liquid.  It contains nicotine and other chemicals causing the liquid to turn into vapor as you exhale.

According to the national poison data system "the number of children under 6 poisoned by nicotine in e-cigarettes rose by nearly 1,500% between 2013 and 2015.

The study said more than 90 percent of children have swallowed the nicotine-laced liquid and nearly half were under the age of two.

 The “Smoke Zone” on California avenue sells e-cigarettes and says this new study on the device only indicates bad parenting.

"Poisoning the little kids is probably based on where they found it like their parents probably leaving it around and them drinking it, that can probably hurt them but as little kids being able to purchase e-cigarettes or e-liquid is not possible", say store clerk Akher Saef.

 For adults who choose to smoke e-cigs, Saef says it's best not to smoke around kids and do not store the device or e-liquid where kids can reach them.