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'Cinnamon challenge' poses health risks

Teens following latest YouTube craze of attempting to swallow a spoonful of cinnamon are risking injury or death, say paramedics.
Health officials warn against latest craze on Youtube, whereby teens try to ingest a spoonful of cinnamon without water. 1:49

CBC Ottawa's Steve Fischer talks to Ottawa high school students about the latest YouTube craze, whereby teens attempts to swallow a spoonful of cinnamon without the aid of water. Health officials warn people who try "the cinnamon challenge" are risking injury or death. Watch the video.