The reasons why gum is not allowed in school are many, but the most obvious ones are that it can be messy and unhygienic.
Gum is a sticky substance that can get stuck on desks, carpets and clothes. The chewing of gum also has side effects like bad breath and tooth decay. This means that students will find it difficult to concentrate on their studies because of the bad smell emanating from their mouths or the discomfort caused by the sticky residue left behind on desks and chairs by chewing gum.
In addition to these reasons, there are others as well:
1) Gum is a choking hazard for small children who may swallow it accidentally while playing with their friends during recess time or when returning home after school hours.
2) If swallowed by adults, chewing gum may cause an obstruction in their digestive tracts. It could also cause constipation since it contains no nutrients at all but merely gives its users a momentary feeling of satiety due to swallowing air bubbles while chewing it.
3) Chewing gum while walking on sidewalks or roads poses dangers especially if one happens to accidentally step on another person’s foot while chewing! This could lead to injuries such.
Last modified: October 12, 2022