Patients using up to 500 ‘nangs’ a day: Aussie case series

One hospitalisation alone cost the health budget $290,000, the study authors said.

Nitrous oxide abuse is causing severe symptoms from psychosis and hallucinations to spinal cord degeneration, ED doctors report in a case series of 22 Australian patients.

Colloquially known as ‘nangs’, bulbs of nitrous oxide (N₂O) are designed for whipping cream and available for under $1 per canister.