NDLEA To Crackdown On Illegal Sale of Laughing Gas

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Nitrous oxide is commonly used as an anaesthetic in medicine and dentistry, and in whipped cream cannisters.

Nigeria, Abuja – July 12 (Mediaage NG) – The Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has in a statement on its website, ordered an immediate crackdown on the illegal sale and use of nitrous oxide, a substance, also know as ‘laughing gas’.

NDLEA Chief, Gen. Mohamed Marwa, a former Military Governor of Lagos State, said the strict decision “follows analysis of the effects on those who abuse the substance”.

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Nitrous oxide is commonly used as an anaesthetic in medicine and dentistry, and in whipped cream cannisters.

The gas can make the user relaxed, giggly, light-headed or dizzy.

However, there are some serious health effects associated with the continued use of the gas such as headaches and in more serious cases fainting.

The NDLEA urged parents and guardians to remain attentive to their children’s/wards actions, adding that it “poses threats to their mental and overall wellbeing”.

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