Coffee smoking: Teens’ latest way to inflict self-harm

Coffee smoking: Teens’ latest way to inflict self-harm

Could the first lady be on to something? Is it true that young people are knuckleheads? I mean, consider the many ways teens and young adults find to taunt the grim reaper, from subway surfing to couch surfing.

Or take their latest pastime, coffee smoking. No, that isn’t a typo. The problem is not that teens are drinking too much coffee or smoking, which is harmful in any amount. They are smoking coffee.

As the video below from NDN notes, they are wrapping ground coffee beans in cigarette papers, and lighting up. The goal is to achieve a caffeine high not obtainable through other methods of absorption.

Side effects reportedly include trouble breathing, dizziness, vomiting, and even hallucinations.


Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.

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