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

…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….

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