A Sticky Situation

Should students be allowed to chew gum?

Chewing in the Classroom

At my school, there has been "commercials" about chewing gum in classrooms. But how does chewing gum affect students mentally? Should students even be allowed to chew gum in school?

Students should be able to chew gum in school because of the positive effects it has on people. For example, according to the article, "To Chew or Not to Chew," it states that gum can "improve concentration during stressful situations." It also states that "sugar-free gum can reduce cavities by 70 percent." This means that most popular beliefs about gum are untrue. Most people assume that gum is bad for your teeth and that it is an unhealthy habit. But, research has shown that these rumors are untrue.