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E-Cigarettes: The Next Big Smoking Poison

E-Cigarettes: The Next Big Poison

Despite the constant efforts made to reduce the smoking obsession, e-cigarettes are still prevailing and are being increasingly used in the current decade. Infact, it has also been found how the use of e-cigarettes is on a rise in the US, which is undoubtedly linked to a surge in the number of calls in the poison centres in the US, which is concerning.

What’s even more shocking is the fact that around half the calls relate to children under 5 years of age, according to the data from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The liquid nicotine, which is being used in e-cigarettes, when taken in larger quantities, can be toxic to the body. This lethal poison is now available in a variety of flavors (candy and fruits), which appeal to young children.

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E-Cigarette Use Rising, May be the Next Big Poison

“This report raises another red flag about e-cigarettes — the liquid nicotine used in e-cigarettes can be hazardous,” Tom Frieden, the director of CDC, explained.

With the Welsh government attempting to impose a ban on the use of these e-cigarettes, this new reports attempts to shed light on how the use of these devices could prove to be exceptionally harmful and dangerous, especially to younger kids.

“The most recent National Youth Tobacco Survey showed e-cigarette use is growing fast, and now this report shows e-cigarette related poisonings are also increasing rapidly,” Tim McAfee, director of CDC’s office on smoking and health, added.

E-Cigarettes: The Next Big Poison

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