Laughing gas cannisters discovered next to Forest Green park

Laughing gas cannisters discovered next to Forest Green park

Laughing gas cannisters discovered next to Forest Green park

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FEARS have been raised that youngsters in the Five Valleys are putting their lives at risk by taking laughing gas as a legal high.

It follows the discovery of around 30 spent canisters of nitrous oxide just yards away from a children’s play area in the Forest Green area on Saturday, August 9.

Used balloons and packaging associated with the potentially lethal substance was also found on the roadside off Bunting Way by district councillors Elizabeth Peters and Emma Simms.

“We found the bulbs of laughing gas and the cardboard box with the packaging not far from the Multi Use Games Area,” said Cllr Peters.

“This is the first time I have come across it. It was a shock and it upsets me to think that people need to drink and take drugs because life is precious and as far as I know the side-effects of laughing gas can be quite dangerous.”

The discovery came on the same day that the Local Government Association issued a public health warning about the dangers posed by laughing gas.

A spokesman for Gloucestershire Police said: “In the past officers have occasionally found evidence of people using nitrous oxide as a recreational drug and we advise people to be aware of the dangers of inhaling nitrous oxide.

“We would also remind local shopkeepers that nitrous oxide chargers can only be sold to those who are over 18 and that they should not sell them to anyone they believe will inhale the gas for recreational purposes.”

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10:42am Thu 14 Aug 14

Reasonable_Person says...

This is a complete non-story. This summer's big scare.
If Nitrous Oxide was dangerous, wouldn't there be lots of people dying from it, rather than none. And those pesky dentists would be in the dock too.
Shame on you for participating in this useless scare story.
This is a complete non-story. This summer's big scare. If Nitrous Oxide was dangerous, wouldn't there be lots of people dying from it, rather than none. And those pesky dentists would be in the dock too. Shame on you for participating in this useless scare story. Reasonable_Person
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11:04am Thu 14 Aug 14

Reasonable_Person says...

There is a fact based article here, perhaps the councillors should read it before making themselves look silly. They have obviously only made this daft statement because of the local council statement mentioned in said article:
http://www.theguardi
an.com/society/2014/
aug/13/brick-lane-is
-the-uks-laughing-ga
s-megastore-but-for-
how-long
There is a fact based article here, perhaps the councillors should read it before making themselves look silly. They have obviously only made this daft statement because of the local council statement mentioned in said article: http://www.theguardi an.com/society/2014/ aug/13/brick-lane-is -the-uks-laughing-ga s-megastore-but-for- how-long Reasonable_Person
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3:59pm Thu 14 Aug 14

kjag23 says...

Laughing gas is relatively safe,
as long as you don't blow the back of your neck out or inhale it constantly and get oxygen deprivation.
I'm not saying go out and do it, but this is the least concerning 'drug' in Forest Green.
Hint: The Green of the Forest isn't only in its name.....
Laughing gas is relatively safe, as long as you don't blow the back of your neck out or inhale it constantly and get oxygen deprivation. I'm not saying go out and do it, but this is the least concerning 'drug' in Forest Green. Hint: The Green of the Forest isn't only in its name..... kjag23
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1:00pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Reasonable_Person says...

Can you post any evidence of people "blowing the back of their neck out"? Though not, because it's never happened.
Inhaling constantly is also impossible unless you have a mask and a tank, something that is not mentioned it this childish article, and also very improbable.
So you have come to challenge facts with idiotic comments worthy of a Daily Mail troll. Well done for that, but seriously, do you think you have any right or purpose trying to spread your disinformation?
Perhaps you are a local council stooge? They need the help after all...
Can you post any evidence of people "blowing the back of their neck out"? Though not, because it's never happened. Inhaling constantly is also impossible unless you have a mask and a tank, something that is not mentioned it this childish article, and also very improbable. So you have come to challenge facts with idiotic comments worthy of a Daily Mail troll. Well done for that, but seriously, do you think you have any right or purpose trying to spread your disinformation? Perhaps you are a local council stooge? They need the help after all... Reasonable_Person
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