No, swallowing 35 pieces of gum by noon everyday like Sean Spicer won't kill you

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White House press secretary Sean Spicer has a really, really weird habit.

Namely, he chews and swallows at least 35 pieces of Orbit Cinnamon gum every day ... by an early 12 p.m.

If, after learning this, you're concerned about Spicer's longevity, doctors say you shouldn't be.

Despite any "alternative facts" or wives tales you may have heard, doctors say that swallowing your gum is generally a safe thing to do, even though it isn't really meant to be ingested.

According to the May Clinic:

Although chewing gum is designed to be chewed and not swallowed, it generally isn't harmful if swallowed. Folklore suggests that swallowed gum sits in your stomach for seven years before it can be digested. But this isn't true. If you swallow gum, it's true that your body can't digest it. But the gum doesn't stay in your stomach. It moves relatively intact through your digestive system and is excreted in your stool.

They do, however, warn about one exception concerning children:

On rare occasions, large amounts of swallowed gum combined with constipation have blocked intestines in children. It's for this reason that frequent swallowing of chewing gum should be discouraged, especially in children.

Unless Spicer is lying about his age, as he's been accused of doing about some other things, it looks like he's in the clear.

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