ACC Supports Child-Resistant Packaging for Liquid Nicotine

The ACC recently signed on to a letter of support for S. 2581, the "Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act of 2014," which was introduced by Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL). This legislation would direct the Consumer Product Safety Commission to issue rules requiring safer, child-resistant packaging for any liquid nicotine for electronic-cigarettes (e-cigarettes). Liquid nicotine, which often comes in different flavorings, is a highly toxic and still-unregulated ingredient used in vapor devices and e-cigarettes. According to the Association of Poison Control Centers, there have been more than 1,500 calls nationwide regarding liquid nicotine exposure this year – a pace that is on track to double last year's total. The 1,351 cases of liquid nicotine exposure reported in 2013 represent a 300 percent increase from 2012. The letter of support was spearheaded by the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, a coalition of which ACC is a member.

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