Nitrous Oxide

We’ve updated our website to include new information on nitrous oxide. We’ve also made a shareable graphic with essential harm reduction information.

Over recent weeks there has been an increasing focus on the use of nitrous oxide by young people and the litter that balloons and empty cartridges of the gas have generated in public spaces. We hope that the information on our website is helpful and useful in identifying the risks of nitrous oxide and steps that can reduce the associated harm.


One of the key messages that we have for anyone who is taking nitrous oxide is to avoid sharing balloons and dispensers. Also, think about the social and environmental impact – pick up any litter before leaving a public space like a park. This is particularly important during the global outbreak of COVID-19.

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