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a. Taking ‘smack’ is considered as abuse due to its high addictive nature. It has properties which cause depression and slow down body functions. It can cause nausea, hypotension (low blood pressure), fatigue, sleepiness, inflammation of liver, constipation, light-headedness. Psychological and physical
dependencies due to usage are commonly seen in abusers.


b. Chemical name of ‘smack’ is diacetylmorphine. It is obtained from Papaver somniferum (Poppy).


c. Usage of syringes and needle to take drugs could be fatal as the intravenous drug intake can produce stronger effects of the drugs quickly. It can thus lead to an increased addiction thereby increasing probability of overdosage. Also, multiple usage of single needle can result in infections like AIDS.


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