Pot Poisoning
5:14 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Accidental Pot Poisoning In Kids Continues Upward Trend

The concentrated liquid nicotine used to fill e-cigarettes can be brightly colored and flavored...and can be harmful to children.
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According to two new reports from the Washington Poison Center, the number of unintended marijuana poisonings in children in Washington state continues to go up. And now e-cigarettes are a growing concern.

In a report out today, the Washington Poison Control center says most of the cases of accidental marijuana poisoning are among older kids, ages 13 to 19.

But whether they're nine or 19, the results can be the same: When kids get into something they shouldn't -- like their parents' pot stash -- they can get sick.

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5:33 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Oregon Considers Measure To Limit E-Cigarette Access

Justin Newman exhales vapor from an e-cigarette.
Chris Lehman Northwest News Network

Originally published on Fri January 31, 2014 5:53 pm

Sometimes technology outpaces the government's ability to regulate it. That's what's happening with electronic cigarettes.

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E-Cigarette Regulations
6:24 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Idaho E-Cigarettes Need Regulation

The letter points out there are no federal age restrictions that would prevent children from obtaining e-cigarettes, nor are there any advertising restrictions.
Credit Lindsay Fox

Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden and 39 of his colleagues want tougher regulations for electronic cigarettes. The group hopes the federal government will act by Halloween.

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Potential E-Cigarette Tax
4:48 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Oregon Lawmakers Ponder A Tax On E-Cigarettes


Originally published on Tue September 17, 2013 4:34 pm

E-cigarettes, the rapidly growing alternative to traditional cigarettes, were the focus of a hearing in Salem on Tuesday.

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