While e-juices are intended for adults and carry disclaimer warnings about dermal contact and ingestion, as more people use the devices there is a increased likelihood that a child may get their hands on the liquid nicotine. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering a mandate for child-resistant packaging, and warning the public about the dangers of nicotine exposure, according to the article.
The journal Clinical Toxicology lists the symptoms of nicotine poisoning, some of which include:
"The continuing rise in popularity of electronic nicotine devices (ENDS), such as e-cigarettes, which often use liquid nicotine and nicotine-containing e-liquids, has coincided with an increase in calls to poison control centers and visits to emergency rooms related to liquid nicotine poisoning and other nicotine exposure risks," the FDA said in the notice.
The Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) will begin accepting comments today, July 1, 2015.