Skip to comments.Liquid nicotine: Just a teaspoon could kill
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 gumand 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.
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Nanny State PING!
Even Fox demonizes progress.
No liquid nicotine...and no whole milk either. They could both kill you. The government said so.
The tobacco haters are now usig kids to ban one of the few adult pleasures left.
Doncha know? “Its all for the children!”
IIRC, Liquid nicotine was once an ingredient in insecticide.............
We need to outlaw water. No telling how many deaths.
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!
“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...
But the government is now marketing “medical” marijuana...for the tax money of course. Just creating another black market.
Anything on this earth can kill us. If we banned everything out of fear of someone possibly getting killed, we would be truly miserable.
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.
...and just a teaspoon could kill a child...
It does not take much pure nicotine to shut someone down: 1500mg is a lethal dose for most people.
Antifreeze. Bleach. Drain cleaner. Motor oil. Gasoline. Alcohol.
So many things to ban, so little time.
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.
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.
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.
What’s the difference between nicotine and thc?
The latter is politically correct.