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Liquid nicotine: Just a teaspoon could kill
FOX News ^ | March 24, 2014 | Kate Seamons

Posted on 03/24/2014 12:12:58 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

It can be bought on the Internet in flavors like chocolate and bubble gum—and just a teaspoon could kill a child: The New York Times takes a look at liquid nicotine, the e-liquid used in e-cigarettes, which it describes as a "powerful neurotoxin ... far more dangerous than tobacco." And with good reason: Reports of accidental liquid nicotine poisonings rose 300% from 2012 to 1,351 cases last year, with 2014's figure expected to be double that.

The victims, many children under the age of four, can experience vomiting and seizures after being exposed to even a modest amount orally or through the skin.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune notes that the bottles often convey their flavors with potentially enticing photos of fruits or chocolate, which could attract youngsters; teens, on the flip side, may be combining it with energy drinks to get high, per Fox News Insider.

"It's not a matter of if a child will be seriously poisoned or killed. It's a matter of when," says a director with California's Poison Control System.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antitobaccoscam; children; ecigs; followthemoney; health; liquidnicotine; nannystate; nicotine; poisoning; scam; smokingiscool
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A new front opening up in the war on e-cigs?
1 posted on 03/24/2014 12:12:58 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: SheLion; Eric Blair 2084; -YYZ-; 31R1O; 383rr; AFreeBird; AGreatPer; Alamo-Girl; Alia; altura; ...

Nanny State PING!


2 posted on 03/24/2014 12:13:26 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Even Fox demonizes progress.


3 posted on 03/24/2014 12:14:55 PM PDT by edcoil (Not a single republican was ever a slave owner. They were all democrats.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

No liquid nicotine...and no whole milk either. They could both kill you. The government said so.


4 posted on 03/24/2014 12:15:02 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The tobacco haters are now usig kids to ban one of the few adult pleasures left.

Doncha know? “Its all for the children!”


5 posted on 03/24/2014 12:15:22 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

IIRC, Liquid nicotine was once an ingredient in insecticide.............


6 posted on 03/24/2014 12:17:29 PM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

We need to outlaw water. No telling how many deaths.


7 posted on 03/24/2014 12:17:41 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: goldstategop

I’m for “smoker’s rights” but I’m really glad I stopped a year ago. I smoked AND chewed.
If you want to stop, you CAN do it. After awhile you don’t even think about it, and cigarette smoke starts to stink...
It’s a liberating feeling!
Woo hoo!
I’m bragging!


8 posted on 03/24/2014 12:18:39 PM PDT by golux
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“It’s not a matter of if a child will be seriously poisoned or killed. It’s a matter of when,” says a director with California’s Poison Control System.

I pray this NEVER HAPPENS and this twisted authoritarian schmuck from the California’s Poison Control System ....dies waiting...


9 posted on 03/24/2014 12:19:02 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ("Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

But the government is now marketing “medical” marijuana...for the tax money of course. Just creating another black market.


10 posted on 03/24/2014 12:20:01 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Jewbacca

Anything on this earth can kill us. If we banned everything out of fear of someone possibly getting killed, we would be truly miserable.


11 posted on 03/24/2014 12:20:38 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I doesn’t have to be liquid. If you actually metabolized all the nicotine in half a pack of smokes it’ll kill you. It’s pretty heavy duty stuff, just not easy to get large quantities in your system.


12 posted on 03/24/2014 12:21:00 PM PDT by discostu (Call it collect, call it direct, call it TODAY!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

...and just a teaspoon could kill a child...


I’m taking a mental inventory of things in most people’s homes for the last century that the statement could apply to.


13 posted on 03/24/2014 12:21:07 PM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Sacajaweau
Um, nicotine is no joke.

It does not take much pure nicotine to shut someone down: 1500mg is a lethal dose for most people.

14 posted on 03/24/2014 12:21:15 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Antifreeze. Bleach. Drain cleaner. Motor oil. Gasoline. Alcohol.

So many things to ban, so little time.


15 posted on 03/24/2014 12:21:37 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Nicotine is a known pesticide.

How toxic the nicotine liquid is would depend upon the concentration of nicotine in the liquid. For centuries, gardeners have used home-made mixtures of tobacco and water as a natural pesticide to kill insect pests.


16 posted on 03/24/2014 12:22:08 PM PDT by khelus
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

These people just don’t give up. Heck, water kills more children than anything else but that’s beside the point. The real issue is that you have these mini-Hitlers that just have to run your life for you and by god they will say and do whatever is needed to do just that.


17 posted on 03/24/2014 12:22:46 PM PDT by trapped_in_LA
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Nicotine's been used as an insecticide for over a century.

It's been used as an instrument of murder for at least as long.

One true-crime story (mid-1800s) I read pointed out that it's an alkaloid, and does a number on the esophageal membranes, clearly indicating poisoning.

18 posted on 03/24/2014 12:24:58 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
nobody gets out alive
19 posted on 03/24/2014 12:25:25 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: trapped_in_LA

What’s the difference between nicotine and thc?

The latter is politically correct.


20 posted on 03/24/2014 12:25:31 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Lazamataz

I’d have to look up the actual toxicity, but I don’t think a teaspoon of most of those would kill a person, even a child.

Ingestion not recommended, and I’m sure you’d get pretty sick, but I suspect you’d survive most of them.

I swallowed a good deal more than that of gasoline as a kid and survived the experience. Don’t recommend it, though.


21 posted on 03/24/2014 12:26:33 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: khelus

Liquid nicotine was used as the murder weapon in a Columbo episode, to make it look like the man died from smoking cigarettes. In fact—he DID die that way, as the cigarette he smoked had been “doctored” with liquid nicotine sulfate. But Ol’ Columbo did NOT fall for it.


22 posted on 03/24/2014 12:26:41 PM PDT by Rca2000
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

One of Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot mysteries features a series of murders in which the victims were poisoned by nicotine in their cocktails.


23 posted on 03/24/2014 12:28:27 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte (Psalm 14:1 ~ The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”)
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To: Sherman Logan
I’d have to look up the actual toxicity, but I don’t think a teaspoon of most of those would kill a person, even a child.

It does not matter. If you oppose banning any of those, you hate children.

< /Liberal>

24 posted on 03/24/2014 12:31:06 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

Exactly.


25 posted on 03/24/2014 12:32:49 PM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Sounds like a legitimate product safety concern to me. Nicotine is a powerful toxin, but previously concentrated nicotine extracts were not something one was likely to come in contact with. Needless to say they need to be kept out of the reach of children.
26 posted on 03/24/2014 12:33:37 PM PDT by -YYZ- (Strong like bull, smart like tractor.)
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To: khelus
Nicotine is a known pesticide


27 posted on 03/24/2014 12:34:51 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: -YYZ-
Sounds like a legitimate product safety concern to me.

Yes, and in a normal country, at a normal time, I would be all for this observation being made public.

But at this time and in this country, all it is, is a setup for a coming ban.

28 posted on 03/24/2014 12:35:17 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
There is no war on e-cigs.
29 posted on 03/24/2014 12:35:48 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
There is no war on e-cigs.
30 posted on 03/24/2014 12:35:48 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Well if the Drug War has taught us anything, it’s that if something is dangerous for children, it should be illegal for adults.


31 posted on 03/24/2014 12:37:48 PM PDT by Wolfie
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To: Lazamataz

I think the E-Cigs proponents have gone the other way.

“If you support any restrictions on E-cigs at all, you’re a nanny state supporter that must hate smokers and wish all them to die.”


32 posted on 03/24/2014 12:38:04 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Lazamataz

I think the E-Cigs proponents have gone the other way.

“If you support any restrictions on E-cigs at all, you’re a nanny state supporter that must hate smokers and wish all them to die.”


33 posted on 03/24/2014 12:38:04 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Just a tiny bit of Di hydrogen oxide can kill a child. Especially if frozen.

Ban water now!


34 posted on 03/24/2014 12:38:07 PM PDT by MrEdd (vHeck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Is this going to be the standard for every consumer product? Bullet-proof Child Safety? Because if it is, there’s not going to be a lot of new products coming on line.

I suspect this is just an anti-smoking gambit gone too far. I’m not a smoker, but the anti-smokers are a bit crazy if you ask me.


35 posted on 03/24/2014 12:38:09 PM PDT by Tallguy
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Back in the day when smokin at a bar was quite normal, I saw more than one person drink what they thought was the last bit of beer from a bottle. Unfortunately, the bottle had been used as an ashtray, butts and all. Other than becoming a weird shade of green for a bit, they all lived.


36 posted on 03/24/2014 12:38:23 PM PDT by WinMod70
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To: kingattax
Nicotine is a known pesticide

Nicotine sulfate is a known pesticide. Nicotine, not so much.

37 posted on 03/24/2014 12:39:07 PM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Best insecticide going.soak a bag of red man in a gallon of water strain dilute 50/50 kills everything,but the plant


38 posted on 03/24/2014 12:41:05 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Red Badger
Isn't that how we got "Tomacco"


39 posted on 03/24/2014 12:41:10 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Lazamataz

I deal with toxicity a good bit in my line of work, and I always find it amusing how accustomed people get to “chemicals” they’re around frequently, like bleach, while freaking out about much less toxic chemicals they’re not familiar with.

It is probable that dihydrogen monoxide kills more people than any other chemical.


40 posted on 03/24/2014 12:41:15 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Nicotine's toxicity has been greatly exagerrated over the years. A professor at Graz university exposed this a few years ago. This is just one of his editorials: How much nicotine kills a human? Tracing back the generally accepted lethal dose to dubious self-experiments in the nineteenth century

Most attempts to commit suicide (it may be all, I don't know) via nicotine ingestion have generally resulted in embarrassment, since it only led to nausea and vomitting, despite ingesting far more than the "fatal" dose. Like all chemicals, nicotine has a level at which it becomes toxic. But the "advertised" toxicity level is at least off by a factor of 10, and probably much more than that.


41 posted on 03/24/2014 12:41:26 PM PDT by jjsheridan5
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The left hates smoking and anything to do with it. If you like e-cigs, you are likely a former smoker trying to get around the left’s effort to get you to quit. E-cigs allow you to continue to enjoy smoking without the make believe downside of second hand smoke. They HATE being thwarted and even though ecigs are not dangerous you cannot be allowed to enjoy something that LOOKS like smoking. Trust me they will find an excuse to ban ecigs.


42 posted on 03/24/2014 12:42:04 PM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Things are only going to get worse.)
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To: Wolfie
"Well if the Drug War has taught us anything, it’s that if something is dangerous for children, it should be illegal for adults."

I'm not sure the drug war taught us that, but it's generally true.

I think e-cigs could be the perfect weaning medium though.


43 posted on 03/24/2014 12:42:11 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Used to be news organizations asked “what happened in the world today”. Then the activists took over and it became “how can we use this story to make a point?”. Now it’s “how can we scare people today?”


44 posted on 03/24/2014 12:42:16 PM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: wideawake

I’m not happy about it. Far from it. They’re so worried about what we eat and this stuff gets into the market place.


45 posted on 03/24/2014 12:43:03 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Jewbacca

Yeah, wasn’t it water that crushed that Malaysian jet and drowned all the people aboard?


46 posted on 03/24/2014 12:44:20 PM PDT by my small voice (A biased media and an uneducated populace is the biggest threat to our nation.)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude
"E-cigs allow you to continue to enjoy smoking without the make believe downside of second hand smoke."

That's not true. E-cigs still release a nicotine loaded vapor into the air that other people breathe. It's not as dangerous as smoke but it still should not be used indoors.

I don't think anyone is against smokers switching to e-cigs. But we still don't want to breath second hand nicotine in any form.

47 posted on 03/24/2014 12:44:35 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: goldstategop

There isn’t a known toxic amount of THC while nicotine is a neurotoxin (besides being a mild stimulant)?


48 posted on 03/24/2014 12:44:54 PM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Jewbacca
We need to outlaw water. No telling how many deaths.

You betcha!

49 posted on 03/24/2014 12:45:08 PM PDT by KevinB (Barack Hussein Obama: Proof-positive that affirmative action does not work.)
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To: cuban leaf

That’s what I started thinking about, too.


50 posted on 03/24/2014 12:45:18 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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