When smoking pure cocaine in its freebase form, although less common today, or smoking crack cocaine, it takes only 10 seconds for the drug to reach the brain. The high peaks after 5 minutes, but lasts no longer than 15 minutes. Since the effects felt by smoking cocaine are brief but acute, it is even more addictive than snorting it. Although difficult to explain, the psychological effects elicited by smoking cocaine are different in and of themselves, in addition to being more intense and shorter in duration.

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Posted by Anaïs Faure