Priti Patel orders review into effects of nitrous oxide

Possession could be criminalised as home secretary vows to ‘take tough action’ on use of laughing gas

Possession of nitrous oxide, one of the most popular drugs among 16- to 24-year-olds, could be criminalised after the home secretary ordered experts to review its effects.

Priti Patel said she was ready to “take tough action” on the widespread use of laughing gas, which is taken mostly through balloons filled from small metal cylinders often seen littering areas around nightclubs and music festivals.

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