Junkies Cool Whipping It with Nitrous Oxides. Just Say No to Drugs Kids!

There is a growing drug concern among denizens in Gladstone. There are reports that junkies are now huffing Nitro Oxide canisters for good times. This disturbing trend has concerned locals agitated. Dozens of the canisters are now being found discarded in Central Park next to the Gladstone Community Center. Users will disassemble pressurized whip cream cans where
 acts as a propellant to get whipped cream out of the can and a preservative to keep it from going rancid and extract the nitrous oxide canisters for illicit 
David Shields noticed the left-over canisters while strolling in Central Park. He commented for My Gladstone, "Went to play tennis over by community center and saw these Whip-It canisters everywhere. I guess they are nitrous oxide and are huffed to get high. So sad."

 Gladstone resident Rich Hougan had this to say, "They used to call it hippy crack back in the day. I watched many huff and fall and bash their heads open on the concrete. Then get up and buy another balloon. It was an ugly scene. Very popular at parties and rock concert parking lots back in the eighties and nineties. Maybe even still."

Nitrous oxide is a colourless gas that is commonly used for sedation and pain relief, but is also used by people to feel intoxicated or high. It is commonly used by dentists and medical professionals to sedate patients undergoing minor medical procedures.

NOx has direct and indirect effects on human health. It can cause breathing problems, headaches, chronically reduced lung function, eye irritation, loss of appetite and corroded teeth. Indirectly, it can affect humans by damaging the ecosystems they rely on in water and on land—harming animals and plants.


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