In an article syndicated to newspapers across the country, the Associated Press featured comments by AVA President Gregory Conley:
Gregory Conley, president of the industry group American Vaping Association, says parents should take similar precautions they use for hair products, bleach or other toxic substances.
“You might consider doing the same thing you do with your liquor or your household chemicals, and keep them locked up or up high so no one can get them,” he said.
Mike Sorenson, a cable company contractor, recently purchased grape- and Smarties candy-flavored liquid nicotine in Salt Lake City. He says e-cigarettes helped him and his wife quit tobacco when nothing else worked and that he’s talked to his children, ages 8 and 13, to make sure they stay away from his refills.
“I’ve explained to them that’s it full of nicotine. They don’t want anything to do with it,” he said. And besides, “they taste nasty.”
The number of people exposed to liquid nicotine is still a fraction of the number exposed to other substances. Over-the-counter pain medications trigger the most calls, with the American Association of Poison Control Centers reporting about 311,000 in 2012.