Question - Synthetic cathinones are typically used by nasal insufflation or by ingestion. Part of the lore surrounding the use of synthetic cathinones involves novel ways of using these drugs. Two “novel” means of usage are ”bombing” and “keying”. What are “bombing” and “keying”?
Answer- The cited article reports: ““Bombing” is a method of ingestion whereby mephedrone powder is wrapped in cigarette paper and swallowed. “Keying” is the practice of dipping a key into powder and then insufflating.” (Prosser JM and Nelson LS. The toxicology of bath salts: A review of synthetic cathinones. 2012 J Med Toxicol 8:33-42)