A few months ago a colleague of mine's spouse committed suicide by taking nitrous oxide. They knew it was suicide because a note was left
apologising. However, I read today that inhaling of nitrous oxide is now a part of some party/legal high behaviours. There have been 6 deaths recorded
this year. Guardian
The government has promised to crack down on legal highs but they might find this one more difficult because it has a legitimate use, for example in the food industry.
It's been a common substance to abuse forever.
Never seen the movie "Blue Velvet?"
Wouldn't take much to kill me with the stuff.
I'm allergic to it.
Last time I got some for a surgery _ when I was 14 - it STOPPED MY HEART!
All you were doing, RW was laughing too hard.....
Sorry mate, my weak humour.
Yes, nitrous oxide as a means of "entertainment" has been around for years!
We filled a LOT of balloons for a friends wedding one night at about 3AM we were all laughing at stupid things. Thinking that we were just tired, no one considered the alternative. Next morning as we were cleaning up in preparation for the event, it was discovered that the gas bottle was empty. (It was a size E bottle, so it was a big commercial bottle). Turns out that it had been leaking into the room. Fortunately, we were in Darwin so most houses are open and have plenty of fresh air flow through them or it could have been quite disastrous.
I remember it being used as a dental anaesthetic but did not realise it was used for balloons - thought that was helium.
What on earth does the food industry do with it ?
These days it usually is Helium.
Do you know what the food industry does with it? It seems a strange ingredient!
Now you know why the kids want to "huff" the stuff.
It is used as an explosive propellant in drag racing cars also.
I remember, when my son was a child, he was given nitrous oxide before some dental work was done.
When it was time to leave the dentist's chair, he said, "I'll take of pack of gas, to take home with me, please."