Smoking Smarties--the old-school compressed powdered candy--is the latest in bizarre teen behavior. These YouTube videos show teens demonstrating how to crush up the Smarties before inhaling them into the mouth and nose and exhaling. The effect looks just like smoking a cigarette; incidentally, it also holds many of the same health risks.
According to Fox News, some kids who smoke Smarties report early signs of a smoker's cough. Fox News quotes Oren Friedman, a Mayo Clinic nose specialist, who says that smoking Smarties can lead to infections and rare conditions, like maggots feeding on the sugary candy residue inside the nose.
I've included two teen-submitted videos on smoking Smarties. Creepy.
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