ALERT: Parents Please Be Aware Of The ‘Condom Snorting Challenge’

April 2, 2018
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Viral videos that have been posted on social media show teenagers snorting condoms as part of a so-called “condom snorting challenge.” 

In the videos, teenager put an unwrapped condom up one of their nostrils and inhale until the condom comes out of their mouth. 

Like other viral challenges, the condom snorting challenge has been around for many years but recently reemerged on social media.

In San Antonio, Stephen Enriquez, who teaches drug and alcohol prevention to parents, has also started to alert parents about dangerous online trends like the condom snorting challenge, KABB-TV reported.

“Because these days our teens are doing everything for likes, views, and subscribers,” Enriquez told the station. “As graphic as it is, we have to show parents because teens are going online looking for challenges and recreating them.”

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While teens may believe the condom snorting challenge goes without consequences, it can be dangerous, Bruce Y. Lee, a Forbes contributor and associate professor of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, said in a recent column. 

Lee says that with the exception of doctor-prescribed nasal sprays, “anything else that goes up your nose can damage the sensitive inner lining of your nose, cause an allergic reaction, or result in an infection.”

He says that the condom could also get stuck in the nasal cavity or the throat and cause someone to choke.

Parents, please teach your kids about this danger.

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