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Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs. (2011) Report into the physical effects of smoking heroin/crack cocaine and the risks of infections. London: Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.

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Report into the physical effects of smoking heroin/crack cocaine and the risks of infections.

The ACMD provides the following short report in response to questions concerned with the risks of physical harms from smoking heroin/crack cocaine.
1. The effects of heroin and crack on the lungs (following inhalation)
2. The thermal effects of smoking from foil on lung health
3. The risks of infections from smoking heroin or cocaine (e.g. non-injecting routes of Hepatitis C transmission).


Item Type
Report
Publication Type
International, Report
Drug Type
Substances (not alcohol/tobacco), Cocaine, Opioid
Intervention Type
Harm reduction
Date
December 2011
Pages
10 p.
Publisher
Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs
Corporate Creators
Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs
Place of Publication
London
Notes
The findings of the attached report are supportive of those in the ACMD report Consideration of the use of foil as an intervention, to reduce the harms of injecting heroin (available at publication link below). The ACMD believe that foil, as an intervention, can support an individual‟s treatment journey towards recovery.
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