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Lessons from nicotine poisoning related dog death

by Steve Barrett

Lessons from nicotine poisoning related dog death

The news from Cornwall in the UK that a 14 week old puppy has died from swallowing a bottle of nicotine laced e-liquid is distressing but, perhaps, not surprising.

Nicotine is, after all, a poison when ingested in large quantities. The learning points from this story are:

  • Buy your e-liquids and juices from a reputable source. If buying online buy from a site that has a physical presence you can visit to get advice, at the very least is at the end of the phone line.
  • Buy a brand that uses safety devices in the packaging – child proof tops, sealed lids, warning information and symbols and lists the expiry dates and ingredients on the label.
  • Do not leave your e-liquid bottles lying around – put them up high so that children and pets cannot reach them even accidentally.
  • For safety the bottles tend to be made of high grade plastic but this can be punctured by a sharp canine tooth and dogs are less likely to read the warning symbols.

Unfortunately, this dog owner has learnt a painful lesson, one that will live with him forever. But no doubt he will now be storing his e-juices on the top shelf of the cabinet. But we can all learn from this and just use common sense with regard to storing dangerous substances. You would not store your cleaning bleaches or medicines in easily accessible places for children or pets – so treat your e-juice in the same way. Hopefully such an incident will never happen again.

purplebox vapours uses Hangsen eliquids as they employ all the on-bottle safety measures mentioned above. If you have any questions or need any advice please call or email us.

All opinions in the article belong to purplebox vapours. 

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