Isn’t Nitrous Oxide laughing gas ?
Yep , that’s exactly what it is !
What like at the dentist ?
yes. but when you have it at the dentists your getting 70% nitrous oxide and 30% oxygen , gas and air , so the oxygen protects the brain.
So is it dangerous then ?
well some drugs are more dangerous than others its true , and compared to some it is fairly safe , however when people buy it on a street corner on a Saturday night in a balloon, or someone passes you a balloon at a party to and says breath this in , how do you know its nitrous oxide in that balloon ? and not butane gas ! this has happened to people with dire consequences!
Also if your binging on nitrous oxide your starving the brain of vital oxygen as your average street vendor selling you a balloon full is not gonna be putting in the 30% oxygen.
So have people died from using it?
Many of the deaths have happened with people doing crazy stuff like putting a bag over their head and filling it with nitrous or sitting in a car with the windows closed and letting off a big medical canister .
It can also increase the risk of stroke .
So why do people do it ?
If gives you a giggly euphoric rush , very short lived ,like being tipsy but not for too long.
Anything else ?
If people are doing it they need to be a bit savvy about where they are , don’t be near an open window, balcony , traffic etc .
Is it against the law ?
No it’s not but that doesn’t mean its safe.