Poison center hotline: 1-800-222-1222
There has been at least one reported death of a toddler in December of 2014
in Fort Plain, New York. And believe it or not, there have been reports going
as far back as 1994 (before E-cigarettes) of adults dying from nicotine
injection either by murder, suicide, or stupidity. Do I really have to say it?
DO NOT INJECT anything, certainly not E-Liquid. Do not drink e-Liquid. Keep
E-Liquid away from pets and children. Advise all adults not to touch, drink or
inject e-Liquid. Be responsible, treat E-Liquid like any other household
E-Liquid poisoning cases are in decline due to education and information
and of course the headline news about the unfortunate death of a toddler.
E-Liquid poisoning cases has never been as prevalent as other poisoning cases.
E-cigarette Device and Liquid Nicotine Reported Exposures to Poison Centers
has declined since 2014. The term "exposure" means someone has had contact
with the substance in some way; for example, ingested, inhaled, absorbed by
the skin or eyes, etc. Not all exposures are poisonings or overdoses.
E-cigarette and E-Liquid calls are far less than alcohol and
tobacco products and nicotine in general is not in the top 10 for ANY age
All E-Liquid is now sold in Child Resistant Packaging.
Amount of nicotine to kill varies by many factors. Old estimates say
30-60mg while new estimates say 500-1000mg.
Symptoms of nicotine poisoning can be difficult to distinguish from other
ailments as they include nausea, headaches, and diarrhea. If you think you
have been poisoned, call the hotline at the top of the page. If you are
feeling bad call 911.
I never had the above symptoms but I have had too much kind of like
drinking too much coffee. The symptoms I notice when I have had too much
nicotine is best described as dizziness, trembling, jitters and increased
alertness and cold sweats. The only thing that counteracts it for me is to eat something
substantial like a sandwich. But I don't call what I have experienced as
poisoning per se, just too much.
All the information contained in these pages are only the
opinions of the author and the author is not an expert at anything.