The symptoms: no breathing...
You urgently call the poison control center and report what you see in the photo above.
Can your relative be saved?
Let's see, the poison control center needs to know:
- The person's age, weight, and condition
- Name of product (as well as the ingredients and strength, if known)
- When it was swallowed or inhaled
- The amount swallowed or inhaled
However, DO NOT delay calling for help if this information is not immediately available.
Your holiday ends in a panic... ("not breathing" is a symptom of both choking on the cap - notice the cap is not visible - and nicotine poisoning).
Only problem is that the vial shown above is mislabeled.
The contents DO NOT contain nicotine because it's 0mg liquid.
Yet you will report incorrect information to the poison control center. This may delay the proper treatment of your loved one and could lead to serious health consequences or even death.
Now, as it turns out 0mg e-liquid contains the same ingredients as cake frosting (examples here).
It would seem that the FDA requires (according to their own website) that "Foods Must Contain What the Label Says."
So which is it?
Seems like the FDA is talking out of both sides of its mouth...
Of course, you know that some lawyer will sue the vape shop and/or e-liquid manufacturer that created this product because it is incorrectly labeled and the incorrect labeling delayed the poison control center.
The manufacturer or shop owner will have no recourse because the FDA required them to mislabel the product.
So what's the FDA's intent here?
Do we label products based on what's actually in them or lie about it?
Why is our government requiring us to lie?