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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
2.8.17
Stuff

'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.
VICE Staff
9.30.16
Drugs

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.
Jack Blocker
8.8.16
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
Stuff

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.
Ben Bryant
3.8.16
Narcomania

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.
Max Daly
1.25.16
Photo

Blood, Laughing Gas, and Daggering: Photos of the Chaos at the UK's Notting Hill Carnival

A look inside the West Indian street festival.
Charlie Kwai
9.1.15
News

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
8.3.15
VICE REPORTS

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.
Vice Beta
7.24.15
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
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
Narcomania

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.
Max Daly
5.20.15
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