Thieves in the UK Keep Stealing Laughing Gas from Hospitals
Steal NOS and sell it in balloons at a rave, and you've made $800 of pure profit, so it's no wonder thefts are on the rise.
Kevin EG Perry
'High Society' Takes a Deeper Look into British Drug Culture
In VICE's new web series, we meet the users, dealers, and manufacturers contributing to the country's astronomical rate of drug consumption.
Can You Reverse the Long-Term Effects of Drugs by Being Healthy?
We went through a few of the world's favorite substances—booze, weed, coke, MDMA, NOS, and ketamine—to examine how you can mitigate the damage they cause to your body.
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.
How the UK's Legal High Ban Will Harm Users and Help Dealers
Two case studies in different areas of the UK demonstrate that a blanket ban on all psychoactive substances isn't going to have nearly the kind of effect the Home Office believes it will.
Blood, Laughing Gas, and Daggering: Photos of the Chaos at the UK's Notting Hill Carnival
A look inside the West Indian street festival.
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
The Hard Lives of Britain's Synthetic Marijuana Addicts
VICE reporter Ben Ferguson travels to Manchester, England, to meet some users who have become addicted to over-the-counter substances.
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.
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.
Which British University Is the Druggiest?
A whopping 70 percent of the UK's students have taken an illegal substance at some point, according to a survey that serves as a map of the country's drug scene.