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Middle School Kids Smoking and Snorting "Smarties"

POSTED: Wednesday, April 15, 2009 - 8:03pm

UPDATED: Friday, March 2, 2012 - 12:32pm

Teens may think a new trend is "sweet,"but doctors are "sour" on the idea. Kids are actually snorting "Smarties" candy.

It sounds bizarre but it's true, and middle schoolers are doing it. some are even recording the act and posting it on "you tube." they're smoking and snorting the little candies, but what kids don't understand, it's extremely dangerous.

"Although it's just sugar," UT Health Science Center Doctor Jonathan MacClements says. "You run the risk of inhaling the sugar into your lungs. It can cause a spasm and shut your lungs down.. could even cause death if the child is allergic."

Doctors say snorting "Smarties" can also scar the body, causing a reoccuring infection, asthma, bleeding, even death. They say there is nothing safe about doing it. And unfortunately, it can also lead to kids using drugs.

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i go to school with some 7th grader's that snorts smarties.. i actually think it's really dumb myself.. but anyways don't risk your life doing something stupid..

you people are stupid. im a middle school kid, and this is really a "trend" as you put it. its not just somthing a stupid kid will do for a dollar, its real. kids everywhere are doing it, everyday. middle school kids arent morons or babies. they are doing it to mimic drug use, and they will most likely use real drugs in the future. its serious and you people should pay more attention to whats happening around you.

i think thats not true :(

If your snorting candy then you are a moron and this country is doomed. 99%of the kids today are so stupid they would do this. That's one way to thin the herd. God your stupid.

michael jackson can kiss it

Hahahaha! IF this is really a "trend" it's pathetic. But everyone at some point has jokingly done this or known someone who has. I don't remember if I ever did this in jr. high but I know at least a couple of my friends did on holloween one night. LoL Good times.

I'm glad none of us inhaled it and had a spasm.

I think its pretty retarded...i have had friends that tested the water with smarties...and then when the principals got used to it they exchanged it for coke...

but most of the time its for attention and does not lead to drug use...if they wanted to do drugs they already had it in mind

ARE YOU RETARDED IF KIDS SMOKE SMARTIES IT DOESNT MEAN THAT THEY WILL EVENTUALLY GROW UP BEING COKE ATTICS THERE JUST DOING IT FOR FUN!!!!! BUT ANYWAYS HIT ME UP AT TAYLOR GANG 509 REPRESENT ON FACEBOOK(;

I am glad that the news station got a doctor to tell the kids who watch and the parents that this is dangerous but it isn't a new trend, I bet someone payed the kid like a dollar or something if he'd snort it. Also, it isn't like the kid did it like a habit, it was for popularity on youtube and for an easy dollar. The only reason this wasn't on the news 5 years ago when I was in Jr. High is because youtube wasn't that popular, and no one had a camera, trust me there are worse things on youtube has any one seen the little Iroquoian kid who beats the crap of other little kids for candy? No! But kids snorting candy for a dollar so they can go buy an ice cream or a drink is. It is kids being kids and craving attention, deal with it.

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