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.
"Alcohol is very expensive in bars and clubs, while the Systembolaget closes too early and the beer is warm – that's enough to make people quit drinking altogether."
With the highest rate of consumption in Europe, the UK is clearly keen on its drugs. In 'High Society', we meet the people behind the statistics.
This weekend one of the first jail terms for selling NOS was handed down, a pig ran around Ipswich to 'make friends' and more.
We went through a few of the world's favourite substances – booze, weed, coke, MDMA, NOS and ketamine – to examine how you can mitigate the damage they cause to your body.
When the tabloids write horror stories about drugs such as mephedrone or laughing gas, searches for how to buy those drugs go through the roof.
A neuroscientist at UCL is studying whether or not NOS can help people forget distressing events, so I volunteered to be one of his guinea pigs.
In 'Spice Boys', VICE reporter Ben Ferguson travels to Manchester to meet some users who have become addicted to over-the-counter substances.
For Lambeth council, clamping down on NOS canister litter is an easier win that honing in on the borough's real drug issues.
The government have banned a new spate of legal highs – including poppers, the beloved solvent that opens up you and your arsehole to new worlds of fun.