Poison Prevention Act moves forward

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Poison Prevention Act moves forward

January 12, 2016

The U.S. House of Representatives on Jan.11 passed the Senate-approved Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act of 2015, which would require child-resistant packaging for liquid nicotine refills sold in the country, consistent with Consumer Product Safety Commission standards.

Advocates contend the legislation is urgently needed because of the growing number of poisoning cases involving liquid nicotine, which jumped from 271 cases in 2011 to 3,783 in 2014, according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers.

The Bill has been sent to President Barack Obama.

 

 

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