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E-Cigarettes Prompt Spike in Calls to US Poison Control Centers

Electronic or e-cigarettes, marketed as a safer alternative to actual tobacco-filled smokes, have prompted a dramatic increase in the number of calls to US poison control centers.  Most of the calls were from those worried about children who played with the mock cigarettes.   Two hundred fiteens people called U.S. poison control hotlines about e-cigarettes in February, according to a report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC. There was just one call to...

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