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  • The liquid used in e-cigarettes is known as e-liquid.
  • E-liquid products may or may not contain nicotine or other harmful substances. 
  • E-liquid products are not always labelled accurately and there is no guarantee that a product does not contain nicotine.
  • Nicotine is a poison. If swallowed it can cause serious illness and, in some cases, death.
  • Children and pets are at high risk of harm due to poisoning caused by swallowing e-liquid. 
  • Electronic cigarette components and e-liquid capsules are also a choking hazard for young children.
  • To be safe, it is preferable not to use e-cigarettes or e-liquids in front of children, and for these products to be locked away out of sight when not in use.

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Reviewed on: 11-07-2019