Now that laughing gas will fall under the drug law: how dangerous is this banned substance? “Choking on vomit, frostbite wounds to the mouth… the consequences are not minor”

The use of nitrous oxide as an intoxicant has been on the rise for several years. This entails major health risks. That is why the government has decided today to include laughing gas in the drug law. Possession, transport and sale of laughing gas will then become a punishable offense. But what does laughing gas actually do to your body? How dangerous is this banned substance? And can you tell someone whether they are experimenting with it? Tom Evenepoel, coordinator of De Druglijn, answers all our questions: “For those who are sensitive to this, it can lead to psychoses.”