Maryland's Tobacco Resource Center - Linking Professionals to Best Practices

New Law Bolstering Standard for Liquid Nicotine Packaging

January
2016

In the first month of 2016, President Obama signed the Child Nicotine Poising Prevention Act into law increasing the safety standards on liquid nicotine containers. The act will create a national standard for child-proof packaging in order to prevent accidental ingestion of liquid nicotine, commonly used in electronic vaping systems. This act comes after the accidental death of a child exposed to liquid nicotine in 2014 and several other cases of liquid nicotine exposure in young children. The law will be fully enforced within 6 months of its enactment, requiring all liquid nicotine containers to have child-resistant packaging similar to those of poisonous household chemicals.