Saturday, March 21, 2009

Smoking Smarties Could Lead to Nose Maggots

[The WSJ reports on a children's fad in which the powder of crushed candies is blown from the mouth or nose, thus mimicking the exhalation of cigarette smoke. Oren Friedman, a nose specialist at the Mayo Clinic, cautions that a habit of "smoking Smarties" could result in "infections or even worse, albeit rare, conditions, such as maggots that feed on sugary dust wedged inside the nose."]

Wall Street Journal
20 March 2009

Just Say Smarties? Faux Smoking Has Parents Fuming

Crush Candy, Suck In Dust, Blow Out Puffs; Schools Fear It'll Make Cigarettes Cool