Dr Oz: E-Cigarettes Lethal to Children
Dr. Oz says there is a dangerous new form of the one of the most powerful stimulants ever and it could be sitting on your nightstand right now! It is toxic and just one small teaspoon could be lethal, so Dr. Oz is revealing the truth about nicotine, especially liquid nicotine which is found in E-Cigarettes.
Dr Oz: E-Cigarette Liquid Nicotine Toxic to Kids
Dr. Oz says liquid nicotine is the most potent form of nicotine because it is not only dangerous, but can also be deadly, especially for kids. Dr. Eric Lavonas explains that just one teaspoon of liquid nicotine contains more of the drug than a heavy smoker would consume in 24 hours and what makes it so dangerous is that it enters the body all at once.
Dr. Lavonas says there are pretty serious potential side effects from getting too much liquid nicotine at one time. They include severe vomiting and diarrhea, muscle weakness, seizures, and even death. His biggest fear is that a small child will get into a vial of liquid nicotine and die before doctors have a chance to save them. He says just one small drop could cause a child to have life-threatening problems, which is why he wants all bottles of the liquid, and especially the E-cigarettes, removed from nightstands. They need to be up and way out of reach of children or the consequences could be deadly.
Dr Oz: Liquid Nicotine Regulated by FDA?
By and large, e-cigarette cartridges are solid and usually will not leak, but if an adult can get into them, then a child can too. Dr. Lavonas states they come in different flavors and bright colors, which makes them even more interesting to a small child. Dr. Oz says that while he believes e-cigarettes can be a wonderful tool for those who want to quit smoking, he is concerned for children who might be exposed to the toxic liquid.
Dr. Lavonas says the FDA does not yet regulate liquid nicotine, but there is no reason to wait for the government if you want to protect your family, which is why he strongly recommends keeping E-cigarettes way out of the reach of children.