They can also get lung infections and internal bleeding. They should probably stop doing it.
Here are some Smarties.
And here’s a man from Z-TV re-enacting what kids in Rhode Island are reportedly doing with them. Step 1: crush.
Step two: cut lines.
Step 3: Suffer extreme pain.
But that’s not even the worst bit. This is the worst bit.
Flies can be attracted by the rotting candy inside the nose lining and lay larvae eggs. It’s a slight risk, but it could happen, as BoingBoing explains.
A leaked letter to parents from Portsmouth Middle School makes clear the risks:
they include lung infections; bleeding and nasal passage scarring; allergic reactions and smoker’s cough.