Nitrous oxide (laughing gas)

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UK ban on laughing gas sale or possession poised to go ahead
Suella Braverman pushing plan to change law on laughing gas as part of crackdown on antisocial behaviour

Peter Walker Political correspondent

26, Jan, 2023 @9:20 AM

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Dutch to ban laughing gas over fears for health and road safety
Nitrous oxide linked to more than 60 fatal crashes in the country in less than three years

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

15, Nov, 2022 @3:17 PM

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Doctors warn of rise in nerve damage linked to nitrous oxide
Medics have described increase in neurological injuries resulting from laughing gas as an epidemic

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

30, Aug, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Linking nitrous oxide to climate risk is yet another example of the disdain shown to women’s pain | Isabelle Oderberg
Why this report? Why now? Why did I get all those rolling eye emoji text messages?

Isabelle Oderberg

31, May, 2022 @6:02 AM

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‘My customers like zero waste’: the blacksmith recycling canisters into cult kitchen knives
Tim Westley takes up chef friend’s challenge to transform laughing gas litter

Matthew Weaver

20, Jan, 2022 @1:34 PM

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Priti Patel orders review into effects of nitrous oxide
Possession could be criminalised as home secretary vows to ‘take tough action’ on use of laughing gas

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

02, Sep, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Intensive farming worldwide threatens Paris climate accord, report says
Rising emissions of nitrous oxide from farming are putting world on track to exceed 2C heating

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

07, Oct, 2020 @3:13 PM

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We are all in the gutter – but some of us are counting the nitrous oxide canisters | Joel Golby
MP Rosie Duffield wants to clamp down on laughing gas for health reasons. It’s the litter she should be worried about, says writer Joel Golby

Joel Golby

22, Jul, 2020 @2:49 PM

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Justice secretary hits back at criticism of nitrous oxide ban
Robert Buckland says laughing gas is dangerous after David Nutt argues beer is more toxic

Alexandra Topping

16, Jan, 2020 @9:41 AM

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Nitrous oxide users unaware of health risks, nurses warn
Rise in patients harmed by ‘laughing gas’ continues despite sales ban, health service workers say

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

20, May, 2019 @11:01 PM

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Arsenal to talk to players seen apparently inhaling nitrous oxide
Arsenal said the players filmed apparently inhaling nitrous oxide in a nightclub will be reminded of their responsibilities

Guardian sport

07, Dec, 2018 @9:39 AM

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The laughing gas verdicts represent a failure of Britain’s drug policy | Harry Sumnall
The opportunity is being missed to license lower-risk substances like nitrous oxide. Instead, users are being directed towards more harmful drugs, says Harry Sumnall, a professor in substance use

Harry Sumnall

01, Sep, 2017 @3:27 PM

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