Nitrous oxide

May also be known as:

  • Laughing gas
  • Nitrous
  • Whippets
  • Bulbs
  • Nangs

What does nitrous oxide look like?

Nitrous oxide is a colourless gas. It is typically discharged from nitrous gas cartridges (bulbs or whippets) into another object, such as a balloon or directly into the mouth.

More information

Visit the Positive Choices website for detailed information about inhalants.

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Page last updated: 26 Oct 2017