The AAP 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 liquid 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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