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Teens are snorting condoms in dangerous trend

Teens are snorting condoms in dangerous trend

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (WTHR) — There was the Tide Pod challenge, the "cinnamon challenge," the hot coil challenge and now this.

Teenagers are unwrapping condoms and snorting them up their nostrils before pulling it through the pharynx and out of their mouth, according to WOIO.

The challenge isn't new, WOIO reported, but it's resurfacing in popularity.

This challenge along with the others pose a huge health risk because if the condom gets stuck it could block the airways and cause the participant to choke.

“The nose is connected to the back of the mouth – it’s also connected to the airwaves. There’s every possibility something you push up your nose will end up in your windpipe, or in your lungs. With potentially fatal results,” Dr. Carol Cooper told United Kingdom news company The Sun.