E-Cigarette liquid: poison control warns parents about toxicity of fluid

Vaping is getting more popular, which means Banner Poison and Drug Information Center is getting more calls.

"Before we would get alarmed if a child would eat a cigarette, but now just takes less than a teaspoon of some of these liquids to cause real toxicity in real young toddlers, and younger children in general," said Dr. Kimberlie Graeme.

That is because the little containers of e-cigarette liquid have a lot of nicotine. They can seem like candy to kids.

But drinking even a little bit, can lead to nausea and vomiting.

"After the nausea and vomiting when they are stimulated, sometimes it is followed by seizures if it is a significant amount, and then things reverse instead of being stimulated, all of a sudden they are lethargic and may even have paralysis," said Dr. Kimberlie Graeme.

FOX 10 visited Vape Central in Phoenix. They've got hundreds of bottles of e-cigarette liquid, there is every flavor you could imagine.

Ok so if you're into vaping, what do you do to protect your kids? It is just a matter of using a little common sense.

"Put it in a safe place up high on the shelf like a weapon, and lock it down, lock your juice down," said Roger Smiley.
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