E liquid generally contains three to four ingredients propylene glycol and/or vegetable glycerin (both of which are non toxic and found in many foods) flavoring (also non toxic) and nicotine even small amounts of which can kill children and adults alike.

It is the liquid nicotine in e liquid that, as the Times reports, led to more than 1,300 calls to poison control centers in 2013 up from 447 in 2012 with that number expected to double this year, according to the National Poison Data System (NPDS). That figure roughly correlates with the booming e cigarette industry, which is said to have generated roughly $1.7 billion in sales in 2013, double that of 2012, according to Bloomberg. Of those reported poisonings, some 365 people were sent to the hospital, three times the number hospitalized the year before.

Children are particularly susceptible to nicotine poisoning from e liquid, the Times speculates, because e liquid is packaged in bright colors and available in fragrant flavorings like cherry, chocolate and bubble gum. In other words E liquid creators and distributors are doing everything they can to trick kids into drinking poison.

The rising instances of e liquid poisoning are absolutely a problem, simply because more poisonings are always worse than fewer, obviously. But what the Times does not report or buries tells a different story E liquid makes up only a small percentage of the substances that poison people each year.

According to the NPDS s annual report from 2012 (PDF) the most recent publicly available report 193,443 poisoning cases involved household cleaning agents, 54,445 involved alcoholic beverages, 11,848 were caused by pens or other ink, and 20,306 were caused by toothpaste.

In other words, even if the number of e liquid poisoning cases jumps to 15 times the 2013 level, toothpaste is still the more prevalent poison.

OK, you might be saying, but toothpaste still isn t as dangerous liquid nicotine can kill people, even in small doses! Toothpaste can’t. And that s true. E liquid is extremely dangerous if ingested or absorbed through the skin. But, despite the scary headline, not a single person has died from accidental liquid nicotine poisoning. No, not even any children. Only one person has knowingly died from liquid nicotine poisoning and it was a suicide by an adult, reports the Times.

Longbeach (cigarette) – wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Produced by Philip Morris International

Longbeach is a brand of cigarettes in Australia produced by Philip Morris. It is sold in packets of 20s, 25s,30s and 40s in strengths of 1 16 mg “milligrams” and is sold in different flavors. Longbeach also produce Rolling Tobacco which comes in pouches of 30grams or 50grams also in strengths of 1 16 mg “milligrams” and in different packaging.

Strengths in Australia include Filter (16 mg), Original (12 mg), Rich (8 mg), Smooth (6 mg), Fine (4 mg), Finesse (2 mg) and Select (1 mg). Menthol cigarettes come in Menthol (8 mg) and Menthol Fresh (2 mg). Longies are mad for roots ay, me mate mad dog smoke horizon blues but he’s a bit of a dumf.

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