More Teens Are Smoking ... Coffee?
It's all fun and games until the vomiting and dizziness kicks in
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 30, 2014 5:16 PM CDT
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(Newser) – "Barista, would you roll me a robust Columbian blend?" We're not quite there yet, but more teenagers are smoking coffee rather than drinking it and posting videos of the practice online, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Only problem: It seems unsafe, with users reporting hallucinations, vomiting, dizziness, and trouble breathing. One Reddit user who puffed coffee a couple years back called it the "stupid idea of the week," but a middle-aged cafe customer tells KTNV that with the US "about to legalize marijuana ... I think we can live with a few beanheads. No geezer would ever do this, and that's part of the charm of it."

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ZacEckstein
Apr 4, 2014 8:27 PM CDT
Oh whatever! Every couple of weeks there's a new thing that "teens" are doing that is dangerous and an "epidemic". I'm sure, like, 10 people have done this and Newser just needed a story to push.
loveandhope
Apr 1, 2014 11:15 AM CDT
Seems like these kids will do anything to get high. What a shame
David Schroer
Apr 1, 2014 7:56 AM CDT
I have done that before. I was about 13 or so, and my buddy and I thought we were the shit. Only thing is, we got caught with one in our bags at school and never did it again. I can say though, the side effects listed up there are FAR from true.