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Poison Center Helpline 1-800-222-1222

Not sure what to do? Have an urgent question?

If your child is having symptoms or you don't know the exact substance or amount swallowed, call the Poison Center Hotline at 1-800-222-1222. This call is free and confidential.

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My Child Ate Vaping Products

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Vaping Products are Highly Toxic .

If you think your child has swallowed, sucked on, or had contact with any amount of vape liquid, call IPC immediately at 1-800-222-1222. This call is free and confidential.

What to know: Vaping Products

  • Vaping products contain nicotine and can be referred to as vapes, vape pens, e-cigarettes or electronic cigarettes. The liquid they contain can be referred to as vape juice, e-liquid or e-juice.
  • Nicotine is the toxic component in vaping products. Ingesting small amounts can be managed at home with IPC’s help, but ingesting large amounts can be life-threatening.

Toxicity Level

What are toxicity levels?

My child inhaled my vape or swallowed vape liquid. What should I do? 

Vaping products contain nicotine, which is a highly toxic substance.

If your child has swallowed, sucked on, or had any contact with a vape pen, cartridge or vaping product, call IPC immediately at 1-800-222-1222 for advice specific to your situation.

Symptoms of Poisoning

Ingesting or inhaling vape substances can cause vomiting, sweating, drowsiness/tiredness, shaking, confusion, seizures and even death.

Eye Exposure

  • Vaping products may cause irritation if exposed to eyes.

  • If your child got vape substances in their eyes, rinse by pouring clean, lukewarm water across the affected eye(s) for 15 minutes.

For more instructions, please see our page on eye exposure information.

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This call is free and confidential.

Poison Center HelplineCalls are free and confidential.

  1. In Case of Emergency

    Call 911 if someone is unconscious or is having difficulty breathing.

  2. Remain Calm

    Most poison emergencies can be resolved quickly over the phone.

  3. Call the Helpline

    Call 1-800-222-1222 if you are concerned that you or someone else has been exposed to a potentially harmful substance.