Hey! Long-time lurker, never had much to contribute but I thought this would interest a lot of you.
For a little background, I'm a pretty avid nootropics user/explorer. I've used piracetam on and off for three years, aniracetam for a year a little while ago, theanine, choline, a few others (you know, the standard shebang). I'm also pretty into self-experimentation with these and other compounds, so sometimes I try to push the limits a bit.
Anyway, I just hand-rolled a cigarette (American Spirit, no filter) and 'laced' it with ~200 mg piracetam. I've done it three times now over the past week, to try and mitigate placebo effect (or other bias) from the first one before posting.
What motivated me to try was that it seemed as though any potential thermal decomposition wouldn't make anything very toxic (I'm a chemist, here), and the boiling point is under the combustion threshold for paper and tobacco (and in the same range as THC), yada yada. So I felt it might be a good experiment, and made more interesting because I couldn't find any reports of people having smoked it before.
I've not often felt much of an effect from piracetam, especially at the standard doses. I have felt an effect (clear mind, attentive, ability to notice quite a bit in my surroundings) albeit at very high doses (>10 g, usually ~20 g) and even then inconsistently.
This, however, was a very, VERY clear effect, distinct from the nicotine effect and a perfectly classic piracetam effect profile. I felt a cleared head and a strong alertness, the feeling that my vision was suddenly picking up quite a bit more than normal, and the desire to analyze anything in my path. This has happened each of the three times I've tried it, and when I say it's distinct, I don't exaggerate.
Anyway, I wasn't expecting much from this, and it was a very surprising result. If there are any fellow self-experimenters out there, I highly recommend checking it out (at your own risk, of course; I have to emphasize this is not a very normal thing to do).
If you have questions, I'll be around to answer them. I may be erratic, though, because I'm going to the lab in a bit to quench a reaction.