Sunday, February 28, 2010

WHO THINKS OF THIS SHIT?

Parents: Your kids might not be smoking, drinking or abusing drugs, but they might be abusing candy. Yes, candy. It’s called “smoking Smarties” – and experts say it’s definitely dangerous. According to the Wall Street Journal, more and more kids are buying tart, chalky candies like Smarties, SweeTarts and Necco wafers – but not to eat. Instead, they’re crushing the candy to powder inside the wrapper, pouring it into their mouths, and blowing out the dust, so it looks like they’re smoking. Some kids have even started snorting the crushed candy, much to the horror of parents, teachers, and candy manufacturers; and for good reason.
Dr. Mark Shikowitz is an ear, nose and throat specialist at Schneider Children's Hospital in New York. He treated a 9-year-old boy who complained that his nose was burning, and found a piece of candy slowly dissolving inside his nostril. The boy recovered, but Dr. Shikowitz points out that frequent candy “smoking” could lead to infections of the nose, sinuses and lungs, as well as disgusting but rare conditions, like maggots feeding on the sugary dust lodged inside the nose.

Experts also say that when kids mimic bad adult habits, they’re more likely to take up the real habits as they get older. This means, kids who snort candy, or pretend to smoke it are more likely to snort cocaine and crushed prescription drugs, and smoke cigarettes, which can lead to numerous health issues and life-shortening addictions.

9 comments:

Steven Anthony said...

this is scary crazy....insane!

Larry Ohio said...

I say let the Darwin Principle take over. Let the stupid kids snort the candy like cocaine and kill themselves, that way they don't pass their stupidity on to the next generation.

Is that too rude to say that?

Sean said...

Larry - I'd agree but I fear these are the kids that reproduce uncontrollably and then die.

Mike, Studio city said...

Well I'm proid to say that I don't smoke, drink, or curse. Oh god damn it, I left my cigarettes at the bar. I just coudn't help it. Old joke from years ago.

R.J. said...

It's funny you posted this because on Friday I had a roll of Smarties for the first time in ages.

Nope, I didn't snort them.

Mike, Studio city said...

That is some stupid shit.

Rick said...

Can't they find something more interesting to do -- like spin the bottle.

robertga99 said...

It does make you wonder who the dumbass was that came up with this idea. Were they high and had no pot left but they saw some smarties laying around?

Geoff said...

With all the techno gadgets and entertainment possiblities at their/our disposal.....I'm dumbfounded.

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