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Nitrous oxide has legitimate uses unrelated to the euphoria it produces as an illicit high. The gas is used commercially as a food propellant and aerosol gas (whipped cream cans..)

Several states seek to make nitrous oxide a controlled substance. FDA prosecutors say, "It's nitrous oxide not a controlled substance, that's the tricky part."

A Massachusetts survey found that use of chemical inhalants peaks in 8th grade. Huffing is juvenile behavior!

(November 1999, Virginia & Arizona) An Arizona man has been indicted for selling nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, to a Virginia Tech student who inhaled the propellant and died. The deceased student bought the nitrous oxide canisters and nitrous oxide devices known as 'crackers' from a website called bongmart.com, which is no longer online. The owner of the defunct bongmart.com website is charged with selling the intoxicating gas and related paraphernalia.

The gasper, a computer science student, was discovered in his apartment with a plastic bag around his head and discharged chargers (legally used as propellants for whipped cream) scattered around his corpse.

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