Snorting Smarties is the latest YouTube trend

Young people are snorting Smarties. Photo: sodahead.com
Young people are snorting Smarties. Credit: sodahead.com

A startling and not-so-smart online trend has some unpleasant side effects that include, but are not limited to, nasal maggots.

It turns out young YouTubers have taken to crushing up Smarties candy and snorting it through a straw.

The phenomenon has apparently caused concern among school officials.

A middle school in Portsmouth, R.I., recently sent a note to parents warning of the dangers of snorting or smoking sugar candy, according to WPRI.

Some potential medical issues of snorting the candy include nasal scarring, infection, lung irritation, allergic reaction or possible maggots.

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