nitrous oxide

Drugs

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.
Gavin Butler
3.8.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

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.
River Donaghey
12.15.16
News

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.
Hannah Ewens
11.10.16
How Scared Should I Be?

How Scared Should I Be of Whippits?

Just take it easy with that stuff.
VICE Staff
8.26.16
Stuff

How Nitrous Oxide Inspired Early Psychedelic Literature

A conversation with author Mike Jay on nitrous oxide's remarkable history.
Patrick Lyons
7.23.16
Stuff

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.
Ethan Shone
3.31.16
Narcomania

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.
Max Daly
7.14.15
Stuff

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?
Joe Bish
6.9.15
News

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.
Amelia Abraham
5.29.15
News

Anonymous Threatens to Out Members of Misogynist Dalhousie Dental Student Facebook Group

In response to the Dalhousie's perceived foot-dragging, the loose network of hackers is bringing its outlaw justice to Halifax and calling for the expulsion of the offending students.
Hilary Beaumont
1.6.15
Stuff

Hippy Crack: A Retraction

In an article published yesterday we erroneously implied that the Daily Mail's use of the term "hippy crack" was both lame and inaccurate. It has been brought to our attention that this is not the case. VICE regrets the error.
VICE Apologies and Retractions Dept
7.17.12
Stuff

The Eight Dumbest Things About the Daily Mail's Laughing Gas Article

If you're reading this, you have presumably inhaled laughing gas recreationally before. So you probably know that it makes you feel kinda funny for about 30 seconds and then wears off. And that's pretty much it. The UK's 'Daily Mail' beg to differ.
Glen Coco
7.16.12