Safer use means:
- Only use your own syringes and needles when injecting drugs and do not share used needles.
- Using only your own clean spoon. Many drug service organizations offer "Stericups," a small, sterile pan with a filter for cooking up.
- Using filters only once. Unused cigarette filters are recommended. Warning: filters do not protect you from pathogens!
- Using only sterile water, fresh cold tap water or mineral water for cooking up.
- Always using your own lighter.