What are the health risks of inhaling laughing gas?
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What are the health risks of inhaling laughing gas?

Erin Dean Health writer

Advice nurses can give on the risks of inhaling nitrous oxide and steps to take to reduce harm

Laughing gas is nitrous oxide – a gas that is inhaled, and used medically and recreationally. When used recreationally, it is also known as whippits, hippy crack and noz and bought in small silver canisters, according to the Department of Health and Social Care FRANK advice website.

Nursing Children and Young People. 35, 1, 11-12. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.35.1.11.s4

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