BCGA issues new guidance on the dangers of nitrous oxide


UK trade body the British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) has issued new guidance outlining the dangers posed by abuse of nitrous oxide.

The new guide underpins BCGA’s call for a ban on retail sales of the gas, which would make it only available to those purchasing it for legitimate use such as in medicine, dentistry, or catering.

Read more: BCGA calls for nitrous oxide ban in the UK

Also known as laughing gas, nitrogen oxide has become the second most commonly used substance among 16- to 24-year-olds.

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