Nitrous oxide: Laughing gas to be illegal by end of year
Crime / Wed 6th Sep 2023 at 10:42am
LAUGHING gas will be categorised as a class C drug and made illegal by the end of the year, the UK government has announced reports the BBC.
Possession of nitrous oxide, also known as NOS, will carry a sentence of up to two years in prison.
Laughing gas is one of the most commonly used recreational drugs by 16 to 24-year-olds.
Heavy use can lead to a range of illnesses including nerve-related symptoms.
Supply of nitrous oxide for recreational use is currently banned – but possession is not.
The government initially announced its plan to ban nitrous oxide earlier this year as part of a plan to tackle anti-social behaviour, but on Tuesday set out new details of the law change.
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There's many substances classified as illegal but it does little if not nothing to stop their distribution, stop them being used or tackle antisocial behaviour. This move amounts to a cheap publicity stunt because the government is unwilling to tackle the root causes not least as far as teenagers are concerned no youth clubs, services and a utterly broken and crumbling education system.
Nostradamus I never went to a youth club I also never took drugs, we are all responsible for our own destiny and make life choices, nothing to do with governments or politicians, stop looking for excuses and accept personal responsibility.
Pedro , 100% correct