Addiction Forum Question

Forum Question
HopetrackerA3 A Mom From FL

What does crack smell like?

I've been suspicious for a while, but I know my husband did drugs in our house yesterday. He was in the bathroom for 20 minutes, and I heard a lighter. I went in afterward, and it smelled like burnt plastic, but there was no smoke. We both used to do cocaine together at parties, but can you smoke cocaine? If not, what does crack smell like?
Pamela P I listen that When the drug is burning, people anecdotally report that it smells like burning rubber or plastic. Typically, crack cocaine has a very “chemical” smell when it is burned or freebased.
Sean D It’s been years since my son smoked crack but let me tell you, ever since then, I haven’t been able to set foot inside a nail salon. My wife has tried to drag me in there occasionally to relax in one of those massage chairs while she gets a pedicure but the potent chemical smells, the ones that sometimes burn your nose, just remind me too much of that unpleasant odor. It brings back too many bad memories.
Olivia K Crack has a distinctive toxic smell, similar to burning or melting rubber or plastic. It has also been described as having somewhat of a sweet, chemical scent.