Study says e-cigarette poisonings surge in young children

Daryl Cura demonstrates an e-cigarette at Vape store in Chicago, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

CHICAGO (AP) — A study of U.S. poison center calls has found that e-cigarettes are sickening more and more children under 6.

The research in Monday’s journal Pediatrics says about 14 children per month were sickened by e-cigarettes when the study began in January 2012, and it rose to about 223 per month by the time the study ended in April 2015.

Researchers say most kids weren’t seriously harmed, but one child died and several others had severe complications including comas and seizures.

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