Kids always find stranger and more dangerous ways to ‘have fun’ and snorting Smarties is the latest fad to sweep middle schools.
Children around the country are snorting Smarties candy — a bizarre activity that can cause nasal maggots. Nasal myiasis is a condition that occurs when flies lay larvae eggs inside the nose. Flies are attracted to the rotting candy inside the children’s nose after a session of snorting Smarties.
Middle school kids are crushing the popular candy into powder, rolling it up into lines and snorting it to act like cocaine users. However, this activity can cause lung infections and internal bleeding on top of nasal maggots.