Hospitalisations trigger 'nangs' crackdown
Retailers who sell nitrous oxide will face tough new restrictions in SA in a bid to curb the misuse among young people.
The State Government announced it would limit the sale and supply of nitrous oxide canisters — known colloquially as ‘nangs’, ‘whippits’ and ‘bulbs’ — from early next year.
The canisters contain 8g of the gas and give users a seconds-long high when inhaled. They can be readily purchased in bulk online for as little as $7.50 for a pack of 10.
The move follows warnings from neurologists about the severe side