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Councils issue warning over use of laughing gas

Councils across England and Wales have issued a warning about the dangers of "laughing gas".

The gas, also known as nitrous oxide, is used by some as a recreational drug and inhaled from balloons.

It is not illegal but there are some concerns about potentially dangerous side-effects, and so the Local Government Association is highlighting the risks.

Mark Sanders reports from East London, where many street vendors have had their laughing gas seized.

  • 09 Aug 2014
  • From the section UK
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