At the end of the 70s they sang the ramones that of Now I wanna sniff some glue, now I want to have something to do (“Now I want to sniff glue, now I want to have something to do”), mythical teen drug apology which, it seems, is still very current. At least in the city of the Ramones.
Starting today, throughout the state of New York, The sale of cans of whipped cream to minors under 21 is prohibited. The reason? Teenagers are using them to inhale the nitrogen oxides (NO2) they contain.
This gas is not illegal, and has multiple applications, both in the food industry as in medicine, where it has been used as an anesthetic for decades.
Specifically, in cream cans it is used both to preserve cream and to whip it: the molecules of the cream are injected with nitrous oxide when the dispenser is pressed, resulting in a much fluffier texture and a more voluminous aesthetic.
But, inhaled separately, NO2 causes a momentary euphoric effectwhich usually causes hysterical laughter, which is why it is also known as “laughing gas”.
NO2 is not as dangerous to health as glue, let alone other recreational drugsbut consumed in excess causes hallucinations, dizziness, headaches and mental fatigue.
Prohibited without ID
The cans of cream will continue to be sold in all supermarkets, but to acquire them it will be necessary to present an identity document that proves that the buyer is over 21 years old. Whoever sells these containers to those under 21 years of age is exposed to a fine of 250 dollars or 500 if he is a repeat offender.
The law enters into force today although it was approved almost a year ago due to the impulse of the Democratic senator from New York Joseph Addabbowho was concerned about the use that teenagers made of the seemingly harmless cream cans that pile up in piles on the streets of the city.
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“The used sprays that accumulate in our neighborhoods They don’t just damage the eye, but are also indicative of a significant nitrous oxide abuse problem,” Addabbo said in a statement. “This law will help protect our youth from the dangers of this deadly chemical, while helping to clean up our neighborhoods.”
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