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Opinions - What does meth smell like to non users?

Discussion in 'Methamphetamine' started by overweightvoyager, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. overweightvoyager

    overweightvoyager Newbie

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    My dog Skippy has been smoking meth on and off for about 12 hours. Now I have a really poor sense of smell and was wondering what does meth smell like to non users? Is there anything particularly beyond having Skippy do his laundry, bathe and clean his apartment to not having a distinct smell dominate the room?
     
  2. schaade

    schaade Newbie

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    You won't smell different when you smoked meth. Well, you might smell like nasty sweat, but the smoke itself is not noticable at all (other than maybe smoking a cigarette or weed). Don't panic bro, just take a shower and brush your teeth :D
     
  3. equitube

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    My little pony has smoked meth in all sorts of public places, even in non-smokers of anythings houses. It is not actually smoke at all but rather vaporized meth and unless it is cut poorly, it doesnt' smell at all. However his dog can instantly smell it and doesn't like it. if he lights up near him, the dog goes away, and if he comes home high, one sniff and the dog wont' go near him.
     
  4. trdofbeingtrd

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    Methamphetamine does have a distinct smell, however as said, it's not that noticeable. Smoking around people but out of sight is not the best idea really because there is a chemical smell although light.

    Most people IF they can smell methamphetamine being smoked, unless they know the smell and what it is would just think it's a cleaner or other such item that has a chemical smell.

    Chances are people won't be able to tell, better to not chance it and just take shower, wash clothes, and brush teeth as said above.
     
  5. kkslittlekicks

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    That's what I was wondering... for non-smokers, if they come into a room shortly after meth has been smoked can they smell it in the room afterwards? I sometimes can but unsure as to whether it's because I'm really trying to smell it and know what it smells like, or if the smell actually does linger?
     
  6. Alien Sex Fiend

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    if the smell actually does linger?

    of course the smell lingers. the smaller the room, the less opened windows it has the longer any smell stays. like above posters said: to people it could smell like somebody used a sanitary wipe or something. to a cop it will smell like meth. its weird when any chemical smell s coming from your mouth when u talk. so brash your teeth and chill out. most people have bad sense of smell/stuffed noses anyway
     
  7. 1lbofdeadanimal

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    My cat had some that smelled and tasted... sweet, almost. Also, off topic, he once smoked so much with a couple of other tomcats that their spectacles got a film on them that made the light refract and look blue.
     
  8. dante5d

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    Meth doesnt have any really lingering odors; people on meth that smell; its usually do to the ammonia secretion from not getting enough sleep.
     
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    Picking pocks

    Why do people assume period pimples are picking pocks?
     
  10. twistedangel

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    Dead ants Is what i have heard some people say it smells like~!!
     
  11. SB1981

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    To me, after my husband hits, it smells like burnt plastic. It depends on if he burns his shit or not. Ever since I started injecting, I am very sensitve to the smell of smoked meth. Sometimes I want to gag on it which is strange considering I smoked the shit for eight years before going to the needle.
     
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    Exactly!!! I was going to say like a plastic shower curtain or something. It isn't a strong smell.
     
  13. Random Randall

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    Hey all. First time posting on here, so forgive me if it sucks. I know that back when I was smoking in a house I absolutely shouldn't have been using in, no one ever smelt a thing. I'm also a decent smoker (at least I consider myself to be) who doesn't burn his shit. The smoke or whatever it is you blow out, if it's good, doesn't have an odor. At least none I've ever seen someone sniff out.

    However, I tried something just now that I heard about a long time ago and always dismissed as pure garbage because the idea seemed ludicrous to me. But after discovering this site last night, and seeing so many randoms praise the Water Method of cleaning out your piece, I decided fuck it and gave it a whirl.

    I'll tell you right now, if someone can't smell this, they are straight up dead. This smell could wake a man out of a coma. The entire apartment smells like a first time smoker took a lighter to the pipe like it was a heroin spoon. I read on a thread somewhere in here that it gave off a "slight" odor; yeah fuckin right. I don't know if I did it wrong or what, it looks fine, not burnt up it nothin, but the smell is unbearable. To sum it up, as log as you're not cleaning your pipe like this or severely burning your shit, you should be fine.

    The smart part of me wants to throw this thing straight into the trash. The fact that I think I wasted my usually good ass resin and made the whole apartment complex smell like a crank whore who has been on a 2 month run and hasn't bathed the whole time though, well that part of me thinks that it can't taste as bad as it smells right?

    Just some Random
     
  14. MoreMoreMore

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    If you're on a binge, dehydrated and malnourished, you will sweat chemicals and the most noxious shit from your pores imaginable. You will REEK. Showers won't help. Not if you're sweating.

    Sorry, but this info is garbage. You get your body full of meth and you will positively reek when you sweat. It's the worst body odor you can imagine and impossible to describe.
     
  15. Docta

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    "Garbage" you say.

    You must have some excellent reference information to back up a statement like that. How exactly does perspiration when using meth differ from the perspiration of exhaustion from prolonged physical activity such as hitting the dance floor or playing a game of football? You cant possibly be saying there is some aroma undiscovered by science that comes out of the body's sweat glands? RE:"chemicals and the most noxious shit"

    I understand you maybe absolutely sure of your assumption but if your going to call another members post garbage you had better expect some resistance if you can't come up with a compelling argument. I've had a bit to do with meth and I got to say I question the accuracy of you statement. Some people have perceivable body odor on a meth binge and some do not, essentially I find your statement a generalization of your opinion.
     
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    I'm sorry. I will try to be more clear, since you are having trouble deciphering my post.

    Did you seriously just ask how the perspiration while using meth differs from that of someone 'dancing' or 'playing football'? I don't even know why I'm bothering with a reply.

    Most people on a long binge will reek of ammonia from exhaustion, or metabolites of amphetamine which smell like shit. It does not smell like a person who is perspiring from a night of dancing or a 'game of football'. Your sweat smells like chemicals, not like the body odors from physical exercise.

    What part of this are you having trouble with exactly? Perhaps you don't sweat? I have no idea.

    The notion that a 'shower' will stop these smells from seeping out of perspiring pores is, like I said, garbage info.

    As far as 'excellent reference information', yeah I've got it. But not from a book or from anything I've read.
     
  17. Docta

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    So you admit that this is just your opinion with no supporting evidence, not exactly a compelling argument for using the word garbage?

    What I'm trying to say here is respect others opinion as they respect yours.

    The first thing to except is that we're all different, nobody's sweat is the same so there is no single or exact answer. Perspiration has a role in excretion of toxins and waste products, this we all have in common but the chemical composition of perspiration varies widely depending depending on factors like genetics, health, weight, diet, and several other factors.

    Sure when ever the body gets overloaded it switches to sweat as a backup to the normal systematic clearance of waste products. Typically, ammonia which the body clears as Urea is excreted through urine but if it gets to much the urea can pass as sweat. True this is stinky sweat associated with the cats piss smell but it is not solely meth related. In sustained physical activity such as dancing' or playing football the body may burn proteins for necessary energy, intern amino acids are converted into glucose with ammonia as a byproduct. This is the source of urea in sweat.

    The sweating from meth is found to have lipophilic metabolites that's true but all sweat has lipophilic metabolites so I can't see how they could be more or less smelly. I suppose its possible. The quantity of lipophilic metabolites is minuscule compared to the amount of meth in the sweat as much as 1-2% of the meth ingested can be cleared in sweat. This tends to peak in the second day of prolonged use but quickly diminishes soon as the drug is no longer administered so I assume if the OP has stopped using the perspiration level would have dropped in line with the case study's. A shower maybe all that is needed within as little a one hour so I wouldn't brand the advice as complete garbage on these references.




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    Ammonia. WebMD. Jan. 2, 2009. (9/15/2009)
    Detection of Methamphetamine in Sweat By EIA and GC-MS. Journal of Analytical Toxicology, Vol. 20, October 1996
    Sweat mineral-element responses during 7 h of exercise-heat stress. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2007 Dec;17(6):574-82.
    Excretion of Methamphetamine and Amphetamine in Human Sweat Following Controlled Oral Methamphetamine Administration. Clinical Chemistry January 2008 vol. 54 no. 1 172-180
     
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  18. MissAtomicBomb

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    I've never smelled the smoke in the air or lingering in a room, but I've definitely smelled a chemical smell coming from the bodies of meth smokers (not all, but several). For whatever reason, it wasn't like sweat from playing sports or even from going without a shower for weeks. Of course, it's very possible these folks hadn't showered after smoking and the smoke did linger on their skin. Not sure.
     
  19. Millie Platt

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    i doubt this both on the evidence that's been presented and my own experiences.

    i have friends who are heavy meth smokers and after long binges, i mean like 3-4 days smoking gram upon gram, their sweat can take on a slight visual appearance. especially in australia's summers when people sweat like animals...

    it tends to 'glisten' i guess you could say but there has never really been any noxious odour. none that i've noticed anyway.
     
  20. LittleBabyNothing

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    I don't know about smoking, but I have had some experience when I have smelled a strong meth odour. For example, when I open cupboard where I used to keep all sacks, leftovers, srynges etc there used to be bitter and intense smell coming out of it. Something desinfection liquids alike.