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SEGMENT: Children and the dangers of e-cigarettes

E-cigarettes have intriguing flavors for children and teenagers bubblegum, cherry, or chocolate. They love those aromas and end up ingesting them. (Source: WTVM File Video) E-cigarettes have intriguing flavors for children and teenagers bubblegum, cherry, or chocolate. They love those aromas and end up ingesting them. (Source: WTVM File Video)
The best tip from Safe Kids Columbus: keep the e-cigarettes and the refills out of sight and reach of children. (Source: WTVM File Video) The best tip from Safe Kids Columbus: keep the e-cigarettes and the refills out of sight and reach of children. (Source: WTVM File Video)
Since 2011, cases of e-cigarette exposure have dramatically risen. In 2011 there were only 5 cases reported; in 2014, that number skyrocketed to 89 total cases. Since 2011, cases of e-cigarette exposure have dramatically risen. In 2011 there were only 5 cases reported; in 2014, that number skyrocketed to 89 total cases.

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Pam Fair of Safe Kids Columbus stopped by the morning show on Wednesday to talk about Poison Prevention Week and the potential dangers of e-cigarette components and children if consumed. 

The alternative to smoking is still dangerous to smokers, as well as children who may be around those smoking e-cigarettes.

E-cigarettes have intriguing flavors for children and teenagers bubblegum, cherry, or chocolate - flavors they love and those aromas lead to kids wanting to ingest them. E-cigarette poisoning for children is classified as: swallowing the cigarette, breathing in the vapors, and if the vapors gets on your skin.

The best tip from Safe Kids Columbus: keep the e-cigarettes and the refills out of sight and reach of children.

Since 2011, cases of e-cigarette exposure have dramatically risen. In 2011 there were only five cases reported; in 2014, that number skyrocketed to 89 total cases.

Poison Prevention Week is March 15-21. Click here for some additional tips. 

For a handful of studies on e-cigarettes and kids, click here

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