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New Trend Among Kids: Snorting Smarties Candy

By: WLNE/CBS
By: WLNE/CBS

Many kids across the nation are now experimenting with a new and peculiar drug: Smarties. Authorities say that instead of eating the small candies, these kids are crushing and inhaling them.

Parents in Portsmouth, Rhode Island received an email alert earlier this week. The alert informed parents that kids at Portsmouth Middle School were snorting Smarties.

Parents initially didn't know if they should take the news seriously, but authorities are now saying that the habit could lead to scarring of the nasal cavity and infection.

Authorities are urging parents to pay careful attention to their children's hobbies and behavior. They also say parents should search their children's text messages for clues.


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