An article on a rise in “e-cigarette poisoning” calls forth one’s teacherly instincts, it is so filled with logical non-sequiturs and imprecise language. I recommend a rewrite of the essay “E-cigarette poisoning increases, nearly half of cases reported among children” — before the midterm grading period ends, so as not to bring the writer’s average grade dangerously low.
It isn’t until the third and fourth paragraphs that the basic factual premise is implied, when a poison control official is cited, talking about kids drinking e-liquid. Of course anyone familiar with vaping has figured this out already, since it is obvious that no use of an e-cig as intended could produce an event requiring a call to poison control. But to the general public, most of which has not thought this through, the mere coupling of the words “poison” and “e-cig” is enough to arouse fears.