People who smoke crack cocaine often use steel wool (also known as Brillo®) to pack their stem. However, people have reported burning their lips and mouth when using the steel wool because hot pieces sometimes break off and are breathed in. There is also a chance of burning the tract to your lungs and stomach if the hot steel wool is breathed in.
To help reduce the dangers associated with using steel wool, OHRDP provides programs with brass screens. It’s a bit of work at first to get use to the brass screens but OHRDP has developed this simple picture guide to make things a little easier. Click here to view.