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.
Several schools are warning parents and teachers about the dangers of this popular dare game and they are asking them to be aware of the consequences of this new fad.