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Children are ‘putting their lives at risk’ drinking Purple Drank

The drink is made by mixing cough syrup and fizzy pop (Picture: SWNS)

Pupils are putting their lives at risk by mixing soft drinks and codeine-based cough syrup to make a drink called ‘Purple Drank’.

Parents have been warned about the new drink craze in schools – also known as Lean – which combines sweets, fizzy pop and over-the-counter medicines.

The mixture originally became popular in the hip-hop community in the southern United States in the 1990s.

Concern has been raised that consuming the drink can lead to overdoses – especially if drank with alcohol.

St Peter’s Church of England Aided School in Exeter, Devon, has issued a warning to parents on its website… Read the full story

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