E-cigarette poisonings surge in young children, study says

CHICAGO • Electronic cigarettes have sickened rising numbers of young children, a study of U.S. poison center calls has found. Most cases involve swallowing liquid nicotine.

Though most children weren’t seriously harmed, one child died and several had severe complications including comas and seizures.

“This is an epidemic by any definition,” said lead author Dr. Gary Smith, director of the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

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