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Should menthol "sweets" be allowed in public schools?

Asked by: DillynF
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  • Yes yes and yes

    It is stupid that students can't carry anything with them in school. They can't even carry rescue inhalers or cough drops in my school. I have a friend who has really bad asthma, and I am always worried about her during gym class because she has asthma attacks often. It annoys me that her life is at risk every time we go to gym because the school won't even let us carry emergency inhalers. Sough drops can't even hurt you that much if you eat too many of them. No parent is going to fill out a gigantic form so their kid can take a cough drop, and teachers are always annoyed by that person who is always coughing in their class.

  • No Harm in Them

    I've heard of no harm in them, in fact, I use the cough drops in school a lot when I have a sore throat myself. As they say, don't fix it if it ain't broke. If there was a serious problem with them, that'd be a different story. But they're fine. If anything this would only cause petitions against it and a mild uproar at how controlling schools are and such.

  • They should be. My school allows them and we're doing fine.

    It's flu and cold season right now. My school allows cough drops to help kids who are still having throat problems. Cough drops aren't candies, they help sooth our throats. If we couldn't use cough drops for most of our day, a sore throat would take longer to heal up.

  • Cough drops, also known as menthol "sweets" should be allowed in schools.

    Last Monday, my son woke up with a sore throat and a cough. He is at an especially important stage of his education so instead of keeping him off school as many parents would, I gave him a few cough drops and sent him packing off to school. Several hours later, I was interrupted at work by a phone call informing me that my son was to attend an hour's detention after school for "eating sweets during school time." I thought this was a disgrace. Cough drops can hardly be classed as sweets. They were given to him to help get him through the school day and not have to go home. I know this is a very specific question, but I was just interested in people's opinions.

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