(BLOOMINGTON) – June is National Safety Month and most of us think of swim and outdoor safety during the summer months.
In Monroe County, let’s include safety around tobacco products including electronic cigarettes.
Electronic cigarettes not only contain nicotine, but the liquid also contains harmful and potentially harmful ingredients that can lead to accidental poisonings.
According to the U.S. Surgeon General, these harmful ingredients include heavy metals such as nickel, tin, and lead.
It is estimated that at least 50 calls are made each year to poison control
about children ingesting the liquid that goes into the electronic cigarettes.
If you use electronic cigarettes, you can make the decision to do the right thing for yourself, friends, and family.
Free help is available through 1-800-QUIT-NOW or QuitNowIndiana.com.