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Calls to Poison Centers for Exposures to Electronic Cigarettes — United States, September 2010–February 2014

@article{ChathamStephens2014CallsTP,
  title={Calls to Poison Centers for Exposures to Electronic Cigarettes — United States, September 2010–February 2014},
  author={Kevin Chatham-Stephens and Royal K Law and Ethel V. Taylor and Paul C. Melstrom and Rebecca E Bunnell and Baoguang Wang and Benjamin Apelberg and Joshua G. Schier},
  journal={MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report},
  year={2014},
  volume={63},
  pages={292 - 293}
}
Electronic nicotine delivery devices such as electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are battery-powered devices that deliver nicotine, flavorings (e.g., fruit, mint, and chocolate), and other chemicals via an inhaled aerosol. E-cigarettes that are marketed without a therapeutic claim by the product manufacturer are currently not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In many states, there are no restrictions on the sale of e-cigarettes to minors. Although e-cigarette use is… 
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