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E-cigarette liquid ingestion: a fast growing accidental issue in children
  1. Eshen Ang1,
  2. David Tuthill2,
  3. John Thompson3
  1. 1 School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
  2. 2 Department of Paediatrics, Children’s Hospital for Wales, Cardiff, UK
  3. 3 National Poisons Information Service, Cardiff Unit, University Hospital Llandough, Cardiff, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr David Tuthill, Department of Paediatrics, Children’s Hospital for Wales, Cardiff CF14 4XW, UK; david.tuthill{at}

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Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), commonly known as e-cigarettes, are products that vaporise nicotine-containing liquid.1 The emergence of e-cigarettes as an alternative to smoking tobacco products has raised many issues regarding their safe use among adult users and death has been reported occasionally from overdoses. However, there are few data regarding the risk of e-liquid exposure and its outcome in children.

We explored the effects of e-liquid exposure in the paediatric population from an analysis of all telephone …

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  • Contributors DT and JT conceived the project. All authors contributed to planning, conduct and reporting.

  • Funding This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.