You must have definitely heard about smoking cigarettes. But apart from that, there is also a different kind of smoking that people do, which is known as foil smoking. It is not smoking baccy under a foil paper, rather it smoking of heroin. It is a kind of heroin consumption through inhalation. It is one of the most dangerous types of smoking and it can cause many health problems for people, including harming sensitive nasal nerves. The pungent smell that comes out of the melted heroin damages the nasal nerves, which can cause other kinds of problems with breathing. It also has bad effects on the lungs.
About Foil Smoking –
In foil smoking, the heroin is wrapped in an aluminum foil and that is burned by a lighter (just like smoking) it is heated & not exactly burnt, then the heroin starts melting and pungent smoke comes out, which people mostly inhale through the straw pipe. Some of the severe consequences of foil smoking are as follows –
- Severe bronchospasms (whether patients are with or without pulmonary disease)
- Asthma bronchiale
- Cerebral consequences/damage
- Nasal Damage
Drugs in Brain –
So, the above-mentioned are some of the consequences which occur when a person does foil smoking. In foil smoking, the smoke directly reaches the lungs, where it is mixed with the bloodstream. The blood will quickly carry the drug in the brain and soon the brain will be fogged and intoxicated by the harmful substance. There are some prescription pills that people can smoke using tin foils. They are as follows –
ADHD medications –
- Lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse)
- Dexmethylphenidate (Focalin)
- Amphetamine/Dextroamphetamine (Adderall)
- Methylphenidate (Ritalin, Concerta, Daytrana)
Opioid painkillers –
- Hydrocodone (Vicodin)
- Oxycodone (Percocet, Oxycontin)
Reasons for Foil Smoking –
One of the reasons, why people choose to smoke with foil rather than injecting is because injecting drugs can expose the person to various diseases like HIV, Hepatitis, and many more.
Before you choose to foil smoke any kinds of medications or Opioid painkillers, you should ask your doctor. And, you should avoid foil smoking drugs which are dangerous for the brain, lungs, and body and Nasal passage stream too.