E-Cigarettes: Hidden Danger

By KFOR

Published 03/27 2014 12:28PM

Updated 03/27 2014 12:38PM

(KFOR)  The number of kids getting their hands on liquid nicotine used to refill e-cigarettes and being rushed to the emergency room grows each year.

Ren Gaulrapp's 4- year-old happens to be one of them.

Her son was supposed to be taking a nap, when he snuck into her bedroom and got his hands on a small vial of liquid nicotine she uses to refill her e-cigarettes.

"We hear a little noise, come in and he has taken the lid off of all of them and has this liquid everywhere. He`s got it all over him. He`s been eating it," says Gaulrapp. "The liquid itself is very sweet. There`s not really anything in it in the lower nicotine levels that are going to discourage a child from wanting to play in them."

He vomited all day and then suffered painful withdrawal symptoms.

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