Nitrous Oxide

Mass Laughing Gas Protest Outside Parliament Turns Out To Be A Little Deflating

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK

Demonstrators have protested against Government drug policy by staging a mass inhalation of so-called "hippy crack" or laughing gas in the shadow of P...

Yes, Psychoactive Substances Can Be Risky, But It Should Be for Individuals to Decide Whether or Not to Take the Risk

Stephen Reid | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK
Stephen Reid

Yes, the use of psychoactive substances can be risky, but it should be for individuals to decide whether or not to take the risk. People should be able to buy, sell and use whatever substances they want, so long as there's no harm to others... To show our support for the legal regulation of drugs as an alternative to prohibition, on Saturday, hundreds of people will gather outside Parliament for a mass inhalation of nitrous oxide.

Student Died From 'Inhaling So Much Laughing Gas He Couldn't Walk Down The Stairs'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A Brighton University student died after inhaling so much laughing gas he could not longer walk down the stairs, a coroner's court has heart. Two h...

How Laughing Gas Could Be Used To Treat Depression

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, has got some pretty bad press in the last year for being a potentially dangerous legal high. But a new study has s...

Why Taking Laughing Gas Really Isn't Funny....

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It would be easy to assume nitrous oxide - more commonly known as laughing gas - is pretty harmless. After all, its name does suggest it might be a ga...

'Hippie Crack': Drug of Choice in the 1790s

Adrian Teal | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Adrian Teal

Home Office figures released recently suggest that in the past twelve months more than 350,000 young people have used nitrous oxide - also known as 'laughing gas', and 'hippie crack' - to achieve a legal high. This makes it the second-most popular drug in the UK after cannabis, and even Prince Harry was said to have had a toot on it three years ago.

What Is The Second Most Popular Drug For Young People?

PA | Posted 25.07.2013 | UK

More than 6% of young adults used a legal high known as "hippy crack" in the last year, according to the first figures to be published on its use in E...

Antarctic Lake Vida Provides Clue To Alien Life

Eurekalert | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK

The discovery of bacteria which thrives in a salty, ice-sealed Antarctic lake has strengthened the possibility of alien life on planets such as Mars. ...

Public Schoolboy Died After Inhaling Laughing Gas, Devastated Sister Reveals

PA | Posted 05.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A public schoolboy died after inhaling laughing gas with his friends, his devastated sister has revealed. Promising art student Joseph Benett, 17, ...