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Poison Events Associated with Tobacco Products

Principal Investigator: Deborah Carr / Baoguang Wang

Funding Mechanism: Interagency Agreement

ID number: 1119530

Award Date: 1/1/2011

Institution: American Association of Poison Control Centers


Tobacco-related poison events such as accidental ingestion of tobacco and accidental exposure to the nicotine in electronic cigarettes are a public health concern, particularly among young children. The goal of this project is to understand the frequency and characteristics of poison events associated with tobacco products. This descriptive study will analyze 2001-2012 data from the National Poison Data System (NPDS), which contains information on poison exposures reported by consumers across the United States. Specific study aims are: (1) to compute and describe the frequency of poison events associated with tobacco products; and (2) to describe the characteristics of these poison events. Findings from this study may inform CTP's regulatory authority over surveillance of poison events associated with tobacco products.