A Brief, 200-Year History of Humanity’s Love for Laughing Gas
People were using it to get high in the 1700s—long before anyone used it to decorate cakes.
Inside the Criminal Trend of Stealing Laughing Gas from Hospitals
Steal NOS and sell it in balloons at a rave, and you've made £700 of pure profit, so it's no wonder thefts are on the rise.
Kevin EG Perry
The Psychoactive Substances Act Is Mostly Helping London Police Arrest NOS Sellers
Data obtained by VICE under the Freedom of Information Act revealed that 71 percent of arrests since the bill came in were for nitrous oxide offences.
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America Is Currently in the Midst of a Massive Nitrous Oxide Shortage
Which means a lack of canned whipped cream and legal highs this holiday season.
Why Were British Police Selling Laughing Gas on eBay?
It looks like the police were selling laughing gas for profit through the same legal loophole that dealers use.
We Made the Rounds with a Whippits Dealer
Before the UK's Psychoactive Substances Act makes his business too risky to pursue, a British nitrous oxide dealer invited us to accompany him on his rounds.
I Tried Laughing Gas Therapy to See if It Could Dull My Traumatic Memories
A neuroscientist at University College London is studying whether or not NOS can help people forget distressing events, so I volunteered to be one of his guinea pigs.
There Was a Laughing-Gas Protest Party Outside Westminster This Weekend
Demonstrators gathered in Parliament Square to inhale NOS in protest against the UK government's new Psychoactive Substances Bill, which bans basically anything that'll get you high.
Chris Giles, Photos: Chris Bethell
Why Are London Cops So Worried About Laughing Gas?
For Lambeth council, clamping down on NOS canister litter is an easier win that focusing on the borough's real drug issues.
A Generation of Entrepreneurs Are Being Stunted By Britain's Laughing-Gas Ban
What will become of the young men setting up shop outside East London's night clubs?
In Defense of Poppers
The UK government just banned a ton of "legal highs"—including amyl nitrate, the popular party drug that's actually less dangerous than many alternative substances.
English Dorms Are a Battleground for Rival Rave Promoters
Promoters are getting ever more competitive when it comes to shouting about their events, and it's causing a massive headache for the University of Leeds.