Nitrous oxide balloons
Laughing gas is not illegal and has become popular recreationally for its relaxing effects (Picture: Getty Images)
A health warning against the recreational use of nitrous oxide, colloquially known as ‘laughing gas’, has been issued amid warnings regular use can be fatal.
According to medical professionals, inhaling ‘balloons’ can lead to oxygen deprivation, causing a drop in blood pressure that can result in fainting or even heart attacks.
Primarily used as an anaesthetic in medicine, most commonly by dentists, the drug has now become popular recreationally for its relaxing qualities and highs lasting a period of seconds.
And the Local Government Association (LGA) that represents 400 councils nationwide has issued a warning regarding its dangerous effects.
Nevertheless, the drug remains legal to inhale, and approximately half a million young people in the UK regularly use nitrous oxide.
Katie Hall, the chairperson of the LGA’s Wellbeing board, said: ‘It is deeply disturbing that this drug, which can be highly dangerous, is still widely viewed as safe.What time does nascar race come on today? What is msrp meaning? how to get mobogenie helper How to bake a sweet potato in the oven? What does toyota mean? How to get deodorant stains out of shirts? What does transparency mean? Tylenol and alcohol how long to wait? How to make paper stars? How to draw female body? What does don't go chasing waterfalls mean? What does agi stand for? How much does it cost to tow a car? What time does grocery outlet close? How to understand meaning of words? What is fairy weak to? What is success meaning? What is the true meaning of palm sunday? What are choice hotels? what is google chrome helper on mac 10.12.3? where does wii u usb helper download to What is the meaning of lexis? How to iron? What are financial statements? What does youtube tv offer? What does volume mean in stocks? What are the best tricks to fight allergies? how do i remove file association helper in windows 10 How to change careers? How to paste? How to unlock automatic car door without key? How to find y intercept? What are the tricks to using hotwire? How to do gun tricks in rdr2 online? How much do servers get taxed on tips? What airport is clt? What level does gligar evolve? How do i get rider to show the tips? How to do vlookup? What time are taxes due? How to get deleted messages back on iphone? Meaning of whose? What is meaning of yam in dream? What does a wedding dream mean? What does clarify mean? What does garrison mean? How to 2 step? What does nitric oxide do? How to build muscle and lose fat? How to do tricks with a quater? What is 2/3 as a decimal? What does white blood cells do? What does black american flag mean? How does the deceptive can work in magic tricks? What does inconsequential mean? How to get rid of shingles? What does mk mean in text? When does house of tricks close? What are some great expensive magic tricks? What does mourning mean? What is the meaning of wokeism? How to get rid of neck fat? What is rimming? What causes plants leaves to turn brown on the tips? How to wear a silk scarf? Why do call it "a bag of tricks"? How do tips work when you work at a restaurant? How to deep clean my whole house with tips? What are reserved powers? How to make a map in minecraft 1.14? How to make a juicy deep fried turkey? Give good tips about what to do? How to find wifi password? How to dispose of motor oil? What does dom mean? how to install foe helper Tips for achieving a better orgasm when masturbating men? What color are octopus? How to remove deodorant stains? How to do homemade magic tricks? What are protein shakes good for? How to make bigger tips as a waitress? How white people see magic tricks? What kind of glue to use on pool cue tips? How to measure bust? What are bitcoins worth today? What is the meaning of moldavite? What does nude mean? What is hyperlipidemia mean? How to wash pillows? What does her mean? What time are the grammys on tonight? What does original gangster mean? What does cherry emoji mean? What is palm sunday? What is nvm mean? How to ignore someone? What are the symptoms of cystic fibrosis? How to get rid of mosquito bites fast? How to connect sony bluetooth headphones? What is baking powder? Tips for going to the range when it's extremely cold out?