8 March 2019
FOR EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS AND URGENT CARE CENTRES
This alert is to remind emergency and urgent care clinicians of the risks around e-cigarettes, after the recent death of a Victorian child from nicotine poisoning.
Liquids used in e-cigarettes may or may not contain nicotine.
If you suspect a child has swallowed liquid from an e-cigarette, please call the Victorian Poisons Information Centre on 13 11 26.
FOR PATIENTS, FAMILIES AND CARERS
E-cigarettes and refill products may contain nicotine. Nicotine is a poison, and if ingested can cause serious illness and in some cases death. Children and pets are particularly vulnerable.
People who use an e-cigarette are advised to keep it where children cannot see or reach them. In fact, it is best to lock them away.
Read more on the Better Health Channel.