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Nicotine replacements poisoning kids

By T.K. Randall
March 9, 2011 · Comment icon 1 comment

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Increase in calls to National Poison Centres prompts NZ government to issue warnings about poisonings
After three very serious cases of poisoning of pre-schoolers, the New Zealand government has stepped up efforts to make recovering smokers aware that nicotine replacement therapy should be treated as medication.
Nicotine gum, lozenges and related products are safe if used by smokers at recommended dosages, but major overdoses can cause symptoms including irregular pulse, breathing difficulties and, in some cases, death.

Source: New Zealand Herald | Comments (1)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by 27vet 13 years ago
Irresponsible parents should face stiff penalties.

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