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15 Nov 2023

UK Criminalizes Recreational Use of 'Laughing Gas'

The UK becomes the second country to outlaw recreational use of nitrous oxide, colloquially known as 'laughing gas' or 'nos'. Violators risk up to two years imprisonment, with sellers facing up to 14 years. The substance, commonly used in catering and medical sectors, has seen increased misuse, associated with severe health risks such as nerve damage and loss of eyesight. [Source](https://www.nme.com/news/music/recreational-use-of-laughing-gas-now-illegal-in-the-uk-3534126)