New proposed legislation in Ohio — Senate Bill 379 — would require that all e-cigarette liquid refills be sold in childproof packaging.
Cleveland.com reporter Jeremy Pelzer interviewed Dr. Sarah Denny, an Ohio pediatrician and board member of the American Academy of Pediatrics to get to the heart of the proposal. She explained that in 2013, 257 American children were hospitalized after being poisoned by liquid nicotine. She added that children are attracted to scented liquids and that the liquid in question contains a high concentration of nicotine.
Two other states have already acted on this emerging issue. Minnesota and Vermont require child-resistant packaging of e-cigarette liquids.