The Harmful Effects of Cocaine Poster explains the long-term harmful effects cocaine has on the human body. It provides detailed anatomical illustrations to show the damage cocaine can have on vital organs, such as brain damage, nose deformity and skin sores. This poster is a great tool designed to education people of the effects of cocaine.
Smoking crack cocaine vapor into the lungs is as rapid as absorption into the bloodstream by injection. Recurring use of crack cocaine can cause long term changes in the brain systems which may lead to addiction. The following infographic by Recovery Steps looks at this in more detail.
"This image derived from diffusion tensor imaging, a form of magnetic resonance imaging capable of mapping the direction of water motion in tissues, shows the brain fiber tracts of a living female cynomolgus monkey, collected as part of a study designed to determine the long-term effects of cocaine use on the brain’s structure and connectivity." From The Scientist