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Smarties snortingJoe Segen2016-12-28T06:34:57+00:00
PUBLIC HEALTH, SUBSTANCE ABUSE
Definition A phenomenon of recent–as of 2014–vintage in which Smarties™, a sugar-based confection, are pulverised and snorted, à la cocaine.
Comment The frequency of Smarties snorting is unknown and currently thought to be largely confined to school children.
Risks, Smarties snorting, hypothetical and real
• Infection due to growth of microbes or maggots on sugary powder
• Intranasal irritation and scarring caused by Smarties™ chunks
• Gateway habit to snorting cocaine and/or heroin.