Teens across US are trying the Cinnamon Challenge- wherein one is required to take a tablespoon of cinnamon and swallow it within 1-minute without using water or any other liquid. However, this is dangerous as the spice can irritate the airways and lead to pneumonia.
Cinnamon is difficult to break down and can get stuck in the throat causing gagging and/or vomiting. Doctors have warned that cinnamon can prevent the air from reaching the lungs. If one inhales the dust it could cause choking to death.
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