The United Kingdom, has drafted a bill to ban the use of laughing gas or nitrous oxide for human use. The bill reflects the growing concern against the health hazards due to excessive exposure to the laughing gas.
The Health department of Britain said, Laughing gas has been used purposefully by the youth in air balloons to get the benefits of euphorbia. It has become a common thing in party cultures, used in balloons. The Health department showed its displeasure against the over use of the gas.
UK has also recorded murders which were plotted with the help of this N2O2(Nitrous Oxide). A study conducted on the effects of the laughing gas on youth showed that about 55 percent of the youth were subjected to the ill effects of the laughing gas, The Times of India reports.
Doctors say that abusing nitrous oxide would be fatal and is very dangerous if combined with drink or other drugs. A Doctor from a reputed Medical Hospital says ” It is a highly dangerous gas. I don’t know why people look at it as fun. The gas has the potential to kill a person”.
Mike Penning, Minister for state for Policing, said that the youth are getting abused to the harmful gas. He added that the suppliers of the gas were not bothered of to whom they are delivering the product. “They are interested only in making money, even if illegal. Hence, we have decided to target the suppliers in the new law” Mr Penning said.
The law is entitled to give police, more powers to deal with psychoactive substances and cases related to it.