Posted by: audreybenenati | April 19, 2010

Tobacco ‘mints’ tied to kids’ poisoning


Smokeless products 2nd most common source of accidents

By JoNel Aleccia

Health writer

msnbc.com

…Between 2006 and 2008, nearly 1,800 U.S. youngsters — almost 600 a year —accidentally consumed smokeless tobacco products, according to an analysis of 13,705 tobacco-related reports to the nation’s poison control centers. That’s a fraction of the nearly 3,600 poisonings a year that involved cigarettes and filter tips, but it worries authors of the new study published in the journal Pediatrics….

Read the rest at http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36564107/ns/health-kids_and_parenting/

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