So what if a kid gets a hold of an ecig? The most you will get out of a cartridge is the equivilant of maybe ten cigarettes, without the carbon monoxide and the thousands of toxin, and two carcinogens in stead of the sixty five found in tobacco cigarettes. If he steals a pack of cigarettes he gets twenty or twenty-five cigarettes, with all the above mentioned toxins and carcinogens. A parent would be more aware of the loss of the ecig, than the loss of a package from a carton. Plus he would not have to worry, that the kid might burn down the house, trying to hide a lit cigarette. From my research nicotine poisoning of children and pets are from injesting cigarette butts left in ashtrays. With the ecigarette there is no need for ashtrays. Not mentioning, the second hand smoke from the burning of tobacco,the children are better off if their parents take up the ecigarette.