Sale of Laughing Gas Is Up By 400% in The Netherlands

Laughing gas, nos, nangs, balloons, looks like a new trend among the ravers.

In the Netherlands, BBC was investigating explosion in popularity of laughing gas that has seen a 400 per cent rise in the sale of canisters over the last two years.

A recent law change means laughing gas is no longer classed as a medicine, a move that’s seen a surge of new companies selling canisters online.

Speaking to the BBC, a regular user said: “I got my first balloon here in Holland last summer. Nobody was taking it then. This year it’s huge, huge. I’m seeing canisters lying around on the street.”

What are the effects of nitrous oxide?

It’s a depressant-type drug, which slows down your brain and your body’s responses.

The effects include:

  • Feelings of euphoria, relaxation and calmness
  • Dizziness, difficulty in thinking straight and fits of giggles or laughter
  • Sound distortions or even hallucinations
  • In some people, a headache

Via: Mixmag, BBC