May 30, 2016 | Updated at 09:58 PM EDT The Latest Entertainment & Celebrity News

Cinnamon Warning VIDEO: Teen Fad Challenge is Very Dangerous, Leading to Choking & Collapsed Lungs

Doctors have warned against a craze that has been sweeping across the nation - the cinnamon challenge.

By Grace Peterson, EnStars on Apr 23, 2013 12:30 PM EDT
facebook tweet this pin it reddit plus
Sign Up for Newsletter
Cinnamon Challenge Gone Wrong
Cinnamon Challenge Gone Wrong (Photo : Video Screenshot)

Doctors have warned against a craze that has been sweeping across the nation - the cinnamon challenge.

The prank has been described as dangerous by doctors, which left to many teens being hospitalized.

The challenge involves daring someone to swallow a spoonful of ground cinnamon in 60 seconds without any water. However, trying to swallow a spoonful of spice without any water can be extremely dangerous, leading up to an individual choking, having breathing trouble, and even collapsed lungs.

The prank has been depicted in videos which have gone viral on Youtube.

According to a report by Pediatrics, at least 30 teenagers across the U.S. received medical attention after taking part in the fad last year.

Over 222 calls were received from poison control centers due to the prank in 2012, an increase from just 55 in 2011.

The American Association of Poison Control Centers posted on its website: "People with asthma or other respiratory conditions are at greater risk of having this result in shortness of breath and trouble breathing."

Cinnamon, which is made from tree bark, contains cellulose fibers that are hard to break down. The report's co-author Dr. Steven E. Lipshultz said that animal research suggests that cinnamon can cause scarring if it gets into lungs.

See a video below of a cinnamon challenge gone wrong:

© 2016 Enstarz, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

  • SEARCH ENSTARS

Latest News

The Flash

Prepare For A 'Very Unexpected' Flash Premiere! Carlos Valdes Speaks Out

What's next for Barry Allen and the STAR Labs team? Carlos Valdes talks season 3 at MeagCon!

WWE Raw

How To Watch John Cena's Monday Night Raw Return Online

This Memorial Day, watch John Cena return to the ring! Get the scoop on tonight's WWE Monday Night 'Raw'

Are You The One

Are You The One Contestants Give Hilarious Responses On Explaining Sex To Children

The new contestants of 'Are You The One' opened up on a super awkward subject.

Eminem

Eminem's Classic Hit 'Stan' Apparently Has A 'Way Better' Version

One of Eminem's most popular hits apparently isn't as great as another version.

Danica Patrick

Danica Patrick Is Becoming A 'Garden Geek'

Danica Patrick is going from pro racer to outside garden lady.

Real Time Analytics