Tobacco Taxes: An approach to prevent youth smoking(pdf) Tobacco taxes are the most cost-effective measure to reduce smoking among youth since they actually generate revenue. Youth are up to three times more likely than adults to change their smoking habits when the price of cigarettes goes up.
Liquid nicotine used in e-cigarettes can kill children(website) A 1-year-old child died from liquid nicotine poisoning in December — the first such death in the United States. The number of calls to poison control centers about liquid nicotine shot up significantly in 2014. There were 3,638 calls about exposures as of Nov. 30, more than double the 1,543 in 2013.
Liquid nicotine for e-cigarettes poses serious risk(The New York Times) Liquid nicotine for electronic cigarettes, also called e-liquid, is not regulated by federal authorities and can carry serious risks that are potentially lethal, particularly for children, toxicology experts say. Reports of accidental poisonings, many among children, increased 300% from 2012 to 2013 and are on track to double this year, according to the National Poison Data System.