If your child is having symptoms or you don't know the exact substance or amount swallowed, call the Poison Center Hotline at 1-800-222-1222. This call is free and confidential.
If your child swallowed or sucked on a cigarette or cigarette butt, call IPC immediately at 1-800-222-1222. This call is free and confidential.
My child ate a cigarette. What should I do?
Cigarettes are highly toxic and are not meant to be used or consumed by children.
Cigarettes may cause irritation if exposed to eyes.
If your child got cigarette ashes in their eyes, rinse by pouring clean, lukewarm water across the affected eye(s) for 15 minutes.
For more instructions, please see our page on eye exposure information.
Don't hesitate to call IPC at
This call is free and confidential.