Body is designed to activate digestion through chewing. Neurological reflex activates the production of enzymes when you move your jaw in a chewing motion. When you chew gum, you send your body physical signals that food is about to enter your body. The enzymes and acids that are activated when you chew gum are therefore released, but without the food they"re intended to digest.
So instead of using your brain and learning you are trying to digest.
Chewing gum that doesn't use helpful additives can be risky and damaging for teeth. The most common ingredient in standard gums is sugar. Sugar has been commonly linked with causing numerous chronic dietary problems, such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and emotional disorders. And, of course, good old cavities. While there are gums that don't use sugar, some artificial sweeteners can be just as detrimental to a person's tooth care. This also cause cancer, diabetes, neurological disorders.
Chewing gum noisily, "popping" bubbles, or chewing while talking can be distracting and irritating in numerous social environments, including school. The main negative aspect of chewing gum in school is the disruption that it can cause within a lesson. The passing around of packets leads to reduced concentration levels. The noise created from chewing gum can also be a distraction to other pupils. The disposal of gum after use is also a major problem.
Gum chewing leads to the disgusting practice of leaving gum under desktops and on the ground. This gum is germ infested and a threat to the health of the student body, the janitorial staff and the educator who inadvertently place a hand on that wad of gum under the desk. Studies by Nomore Gum show that the germs passed from person to person as a result of this practice are greater than those associated with all other activities related to the propagation of the A.I.D.S. virus.
Reasons for voting decision: PRO never refuted any of CON's arguments, and CON raised several valid points. Since they went unchallenged, they were conceded. PRO also basically conceded in Round 4. Neither side used sources. S&G were about even. Conduct was polite on both sides.
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