Category: Hallucinogen

Also know as:

25I, 25I-NBOMe, 2C-I-NBOMe, Blotters, Bom-25, Smiley Paper


N-bombs are a powerful hallucinogenic drug, similar to LSD.

Sold as small squares of paper called ‘tabs’ or ’blotters’, they come in a range of shapes and designs and are typically placed under the tongue.

N-bombs also come in spray, powder and liquid form.

How it is taken

It is reported that N-Bombs don’t work if swallowed, so they are usually placed under the tongue or held in the cheeks, where they are absorbed by the lining of the mouth.

They can also be sniffed if in their powder form or absorbed via the nose or mouth if a spray form is used.


As a hallucinogenic drug, N-bombs change the way you view reality and take users on a ‘trip’ where they can experience feelings of euphoria, stimulation, a change in consciousness or unusual body sensations.

Trips can be good or bad. Positive trips can make you feel happy, euphoric and relaxed, whilst a bad trip can create feelings of nervousness, confusion and fear. Some people may even experience hallucinations where they see or hear things that aren’t there.

Until you take the drug, you don’t know how it might affect you and, once you’re on a trip, you can’t stop it and the effects can last between six and ten hours.

As N-Bombs are very strong, only a small amount is needed. If using the powder or liquid forms, it can be very easy to overdose.


Short term:

Doctors who have treated people who have taken N-Bombs have reported the following common effects/risks: increased heart rate and blood pressure, which can put pressure on your heart and circulation system and in extreme cases can lead to heart failure. Some people might have seizures and a fever or high body temperature.

N-Bombs are similar to LSD so some of the risks of LSD may apply to N-Bombs as well.

Long term:

N-Bombs are relatively new drugs to the market so currently there’s very little information about their addictiveness. Although we know that hallucinogens tend not to be addictive, no one knows for sure whether or not that’s the case for N-Bombs.

Legal status

N-Bombs are a class A drugs which means that they’re illegal to have, give away or sell. Possession could get you up to seven years in jail and/or an unlimited fine. Supplying someone else, including your friends, could result in serious heavy jail time sentence, between a minimum of eight years and a life sentence and/or an unlimited fine.

If the Police arrest you in possession of N-Bombs, they’ll always take some action. This could include a formal caution, arrest and prosecution.

Supplying someone else, including your friends, can get you fourteen years in jail and/or an unlimited fine under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

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