Written Question on Nitrous Oxide: Misuse

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Date Title Questioner
4 Apr 2018, 12:24 p.m. Nitrous Oxide: Misuse David Hanson


To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to tackle the misuse of nitrous oxide.

Answer (Victoria Atkins)

Psychoactive substances, such as nitrous oxide, have already cost far too many lives. That is why we changed the law in 2016 to make it illegal to supply substances that are capable of having a psychoactive effect.

The introduction of the Psychoactive Substances Act sent out a clear message – we will take whatever action is necessary to keep our families and communities safe.

Since the Act came into force, over 300 retailers across the United Kingdom have either closed down or are no longer selling psychoactive substances, police have arrested suppliers and action by the National Crime Agency has resulted in the removal of these drugs for sale on UK based websites.

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