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Palmetto poison center warns liquid in e-cigarettes can kill

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E-Cigarette User Kristina Jorgue says she will be more careful after learning about the dangers, but will still use E-Cigarettes E-Cigarette User Kristina Jorgue says she will be more careful after learning about the dangers, but will still use E-Cigarettes
The liquid nicotine comes in bottles that look like candy which makes it harder to identify as a potentially dangerous substance The liquid nicotine comes in bottles that look like candy which makes it harder to identify as a potentially dangerous substance

By: Catherine Ramirez

The Palmetto Poison Center is warning the nicotine liquid found in E-Cigarettes is poisonous if ingested or if it touches your skin.

Jill Michels, the director of Palmetto Poison Center, says the bottles of liquid nicotine used to fill E-Cigarettes can be misleading for kids... and even adults.

"It's so highly concentrated... even a mouthful can cause illness in an adult," says Michells. "It smells like it's gonna taste good, it may be in a small container, it looks like some kind of juice or candy container and people are gonna look at it, especially children, pick it up and drink it and not think twice about it."

An employee at High Life Smoke Shop that sells the liquid says the warnings have not had that much effect on E-Cigarette sales.

"Just like in any industry, like the alcohol industry, cigarette industry there's warnings on a whole bunch of stuff," Caleb Brown said.

Kristina Josue says she likes using E-Cigarettes because its similar to smoking hookah. She can smoke the E-Cigarette even when she can't smoke her hookah.

"It's easy to carry around, it's accessible, and I can smoke hookah whenever I want to," says Josue.

Even with the warnings about the dangers, Kristina still really enjoys using it.

"I'm gonna take the warnings to heart, just be a little careful about it, but I'm still gonna smoke the hookah pen," said Josue.

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