Doctors will tell you: Definitely don't try it at home. The cinnamon challenge could be a hazard to your health.
FOX News Radio's Steve Rappoport reports:
It's a challenge that's gone viral.
(Challenge Participant) "Ah! It burns!"
Downing a spoonful of ground cinnamon in 60 seconds without water.
(Challenge Participant) "Ah! Hahaha!"
And while some may find it hilarious, doctors say there's nothing funny about the cinnamon challenge.
A report from the online journal 'Pediatrics' warns swallowing the spice can cause choking, throat irritation, breathing problems and even collapsed lungs.
The report also found 30 teens who took the challenge needed medical attention last year and the number of calls to poison control centers surged.
Steve Rappoport, FOX News Radio.