A 30-month-old Yerushalayim toddler from the Beis Yisrael neighborhood was niftar on Tuesday, 19 Sivan 5773 in the hospital. EMS officials responded to the family’s home on Yosef Karo Street. Ichud Hatzalah EMTs reported upon their arrival the girl was in an altered mental state and her condition deteriorated rapidly. MDA EMTs added that when she was transported her condition was already listed as very serious.
The girl was transported in the morning hours after losing consciousness, the result of ingesting nicotine drops from an electronic cigarette. She was first transported to Shaare Zedek Medical Center but after her condition was evaluated, it was decided to move her to an intensive care unit of Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital. Despite the efforts by the medical team, she was niftar during the evening hours.
According to the US Federal Drug Administration, the drops used for electronic cigarettes contain a number of ingredients which are poisonous to humans, including nicotine and giatiln glycol.
Officials report the family is a young couple, chareidim, and the nifteres was their first child.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)