A 48-year-old member asked:
What can you happen if you accidentally swallow a cigarette, can it be harmful to you?
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Dr. Luke Hermannanswered
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
If it's lit.: Burn hazard aside, the nicotine contained in a single cigarette is not dangerous to an adult. The same cannot be said for infants and toddlers- 2mg (the amount if nicotine that could be found in a cigarette) can be lethal to a 2 year old. Keep your smokes away from your kids.
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