The American Academy of Pediatrics has warned federal officials for years about the health risks posed by exposure to electronic cigarettes and their liquid-nicotine refills, but progress has yet to be made, AAP President James M. Perrin said in response to a New York Times article about the dangers of liquid nicotine. The powerful effect of the nicotine, lack of oversight from FDA officials and the growing market for e-cigarettes "combine to create a toxic environment that puts children at risk of serious injury and death," Perrin wrote.

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