E-Cigarette Advocates Cry Foul Over What they Believe to be Overkill in Proposed Regulations

January 20, 2015 11:35 AM

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E-Cigarette Advocates Cry Foul Over What they Believe to be Overkill in Proposed Regulations

More headaches for e-cigarette makers as Western Pennsylvania cancer specialists have thrown their support behind more stringent control of the $2 billion electronic cigarette market. The growing calls to poison control centers is being blame on it. The Pittsburgh Poison Center in Oakland received 135 calls in 2014 for exposure to e-cigarettes and their nicotine-laced liquid cartridges, up from 18 calls in 2013 and one in 2009.

More than 50 percent of calls received in 2014 involved children who are 6 years old and even younger, according to medical director Michael Lynch. Most of the cases were not serious just nausea and gastrointestinal distress. What worries him most is the packaging technique which can easily be mista...

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