Man smoking crack cocaine

Man smoking crack cocaine

M372/0088 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 25.9MB

Downloadable file size: 1.3MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: JAMES PRINCE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Smoking crack. A man smokes crack cocaine through a freebasing pipe. A small blowtorch is used to vaporize the drug. Crack is the street name for an almost pure form of the drug cocaine. Conventional cocaine powder consists mostly of cocaine hydrochloride, which is destroyed by heating and therefore impossible to smoke. Crack is prepared by mixing ammonia with a solution of cocaine hydrochloride, which causes the alkaloidal pure cocaine to be precipitated (free base). This is then compacted into "rocks" and smoked in a pipe. The drug is absorbed through the lungs much more quickly than sniffed cocaine, producing an intense but short-lived "rush".

Release details: Model release available. Property release not required.

Keywords: abuse, cocaine, condition, crack, crack cocaine, drug, drug abuse, free base, freebasing, healthcare, illegal drug, lifestyle, medical, recreational drugs, smoking

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.