WILMINGTON, N.C. (WWAY) -- The nicotine in cigarettes is the drug that keeps smokers coming back for more experts warn the concentrated liquid nicotine that comes in e-cigarettes is toxic and could be deadly.
Sharyen Green started smoking e-cigarettes to help her kick the real thing.
“You don’t cough or nothing (sic), they’re great,” she said, but what she didn’t know was that the liquid inside these liquid nicotine bottles come with risk too.
“What? Wow!,” said Green when told about the new report, saying she could barely read the warning on the side of the bottle.
The liquid nicotine comes in flavors like cherry and tutti fruity which could make them appealing to children. Because the nicotine in this form isn’t regulated by the FDA the caps on them aren't required to be child proof.
Ali Mouni owns an E-cigarette store in Wilmington and he says they’re more popular than ever
“Everyday we get new customers,” Morsi said, “and our oldest customers still come in.”
The products remain unregulated which means some types of liquid are much stronger than others.
Morsi says he warns people about drinking the liquid, the warning is right there on the bottle too.
With two grandkids around green isn’t taking any chances, saying she’ll think twice before leaving these little bottles out just anywhere.
The FDA is currently looking into regulating E-cigarettes but no decision has been made just yet.
The real warning here if you have liquid nicotine take precautions when using it.