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Poison Center Helpline 1-800-222-1222

If the child swallowed more than one mouthful, is having symptoms, or if you are not positive of the exact substance or amount swallowed, call the Poison Center Hotline immediately at 800-222-1222. The call is free and confidential.

E-cigarette

Also Known As:

Nicotine, electronic cigarette, e-cigarette, vaping

e-cigarette

Toxicity Level

Toxic

Possible Symptoms

Vomiting, sweating, drowsiness/tiredness, shaking, confusion, seizures, death

What To Do

If your child has swallowed or has sucked on an e-cigarette/vaping device or a cartridge from an e-cigarette, or has spilled liquid from an e-cigarette cartridge on his or her skin, call IPC at 1-800-222-1222 immediately for advice specific to your situation. Our expert staff will ask you a few questions and then tell you if it is safe to watch the child at home or if you need to take him or her to the emergency room. Calling IPC is free and confidential.

Poison Information

Toxicity Level

Toxic

Also Known As

Nicotine, electronic cigarette, e-cigarette, vaping

What It Is

E-cigarettes are used for their nicotine component. These products are not meant to be swallowed and not meant for children to use.

Possible Symptoms of Overdose/Poisoning

Vomiting, sweating, drowsiness/tiredness, shaking, confusion, seizures, death

What To Do

If your child has swallowed or has sucked on an e-cigarette/vaping device or a cartridge from an e-cigarette, or has spilled liquid from an e-cigarette cartridge on his or her skin, call IPC at 1-800-222-1222 immediately for advice specific to your situation. Our expert staff will ask you a few questions and then tell you if it is safe to watch the child at home or if you need to take him or her to the emergency room. Calling IPC is free and confidential.

Toxicity

Nicotine is toxic. Ingestion of very small amounts can be managed at home with IPC’s help. However, large amounts can be life-threatening.

Eye Exposure

If your child has gotten this substance in his or her eyes, please view our eye exposure information.

 

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