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.