The challenge is to swallow a spoonful of cinnamon powder or try to swallow, without having any liquid for 60 seconds.
They say the effects are choking, breathing it back into your lungs, and coughing uncontrollably for 10 minutes.
Some of the other effects which are not mentioned…losing cosciousness, coma, suffocation, lungs collapsing, ventilator support, and even death.
Now, let us play devil’s advocate for a moment. Cinnamon is a fine particle which can not be removed from the lungs once it has been sucked into them. It will embed itself in the lining of the organ, that helps you to breathe the oxygen which sustains your life. Also lack of oxygen can result in various levels of brain damage. A once vibrant, college bound teen could find themselves bound in a wheelchair with someone having to completely care for them. And what about the consequences we are now seeing from asbestos exposure. The asbestos particles embed themselves in the lung and years later result in cancer. Could the cinnamon particles, years down the road, cause such an irritant in the lungs which result into respiratory diseases or even cancer? Time will tell.
But right now, we need to talk to our kids and remind them that this is just plain stupid! I have always believed God will allow you to do stupid things which may kill you. Remember our right to choose? And then meet you at the pearly gates.