In Kids. Nicotine is known to be very addictive. It is largely found in tobacco plants. It can be acquired through smoking and chewing. It can also be obtained through second-hand smoke. But aside from the common dangers of excessive exposure to nicotine, it can also cause nicotine poisoning. Who are prone to nicotine poisoning? Smokers are found to be prone to various health problems associated to smoking and chewing tobacco. Despite this, they are not that prone to nicotine poisoning. Many of the victims of such poisoning are children since they have low tolerance to such dangerous drug. It has been reported that most of the victims of poisoning are children who are exposed to tobacco, cigarette, nicotine gum, or patches.