Police in Strabane concerned at the use of ‘laughing gas’ for recreational purposes

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Police in Strabane have issued a warning about the use of laughing gas for recreational use.
Officers have said that a parent in the town found their child buying canisters online for a rave party.
Police said this was the first report that they have received of this type of substance abuse.
Nitrous oxide has many legitimate uses. Some people misuse it because it can make them feel euphoric.
This happy feeling has led to it being nicknamed ‘laughing gas’. Some people have also experienced hallucinations.
The drug and alcohol awareness group Divert have said that people are unaware of the consequences.
The police have said that they take the issue of illegal drugs, legal highs and substance abuse seriously and appreciate the help and support from the community.


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