While everyone at Asheville Vapor believes in the power of nicotine vaping to transform the lives of smokers, we also recognize that the product may carry certain risks if it gets into the hands of individuals it was not intended for. In this section, you’ll find a comprehensive list of best practices for keeping your vape and e-liquid out of the hands of children and pets, as well as learning what to do if someone does come into contact with it that shouldn’t have.
Nicotine can be poisonous if consumed in an unintended way. In order to avoid this, we recommend keeping any e-liquid or vape out of the reach of children & pets. Nicotine should not be used by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
If a child or pet does come into contact with your nicotine product, then we recommend you take the following steps.
EYE CONTACT: Wash thoroughly with water for several minutes and obtain medical attention if signs of irritation persist.
INHALATION: If breathing becomes difficult, remove from exposure and call a doctor.
SKIN CONTACT: Wash off immediately with soap and water. If you feel unwell, seek immediate medical advice. Take the package with you to show the doctor.
INGESTION: If swallowed, rinse mouth with water. If you feel unwell seek immediate medical advice. Take the package with you to show the doctor.
IMPORTANT: It is very important as a vaper to be aware of the dangers of e-liquid that contains nicotine. Nicotine poisoning is possible if someone consumes an excessive amount of e-liquid, typically when a large quantity is consumed orally. Symptoms of nicotine poisoning include:
- Headache, dizziness, confusion, agitation, restlessness, lethargy, seizures, and coma. Seizures may be rapid in onset.
- Hypertension (high blood pressure), tachycardia (rapid heart rate), and tachypnea (rapid respiration), followed by hypotension (low blood pressure), bradycardia (slow heart rate), and respiratory depression.
- Cardiac arrhythmia may also occur.
- Gastrointestinal effects include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain or burning sensation, and diarrhea.
- Increased salivation, lacrimation (tearing), and sweating may be noted.
In the event that an individual has ingested a large quantity of liquid nicotine, follow these steps:
- Evaluate vital signs including pulse and respiratory rate, and note any trauma. If no pulse is detected, provide CPR. If not breathing, provide artificial respiration. If breathing is labored, administer oxygen or other respiratory support.
- DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING or attempt to neutralize!
- Obtain authorization and/or further instructions from the local hospital for administration of an antidote or performance of other invasive procedures.
- Activated charcoal may be administered if victims are conscious and alert. Use 15 to 30 g (1/2 to 1 oz) for children, 50 to 100 g (1-3/4 to 3-1/2 oz) for adults, with 125 to 250 mL (1/2 to 1 cup) of water.
- RUSH to a health care facility.
Nicotine can be poisonous if consumed irresponsibly – keep out of reach of children and pets. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not use nicotine products.