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AG wants childproof packages for liquid nicotine

Sep 30, 2015 12:04 am
Claire Hughes is reporting at Capitol Confidential state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has called on federal officials to develop standards for child-resistant packaging and to put warning labels on liquid nicotine and other novel tobacco products, in an effort to curb poisoning among children. The request comes in the midst of a surge of use in e-cigarettes, which are filled with liquid nicotine. A single teaspoon of liquid nicotine can be lethal to a child, and smaller amounts can cause severe illness, often requiring trips to the emergency room. Last year, an 18-month-old Montgomery County boy died after ingesting liquid nicotine left in a bottle within his reach. His death is believed to be the first in the country from liquid nicotine poisoning. New York enacted legislation early this year requiring that liquid nicotine be sold in child-proof packaging. Read the full story in Capitol Confidential, a Times Union blog.
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