TGA stops short of banning 'nangs'

However, canisters of nitrous oxide will carry warning labels

The TGA has decided against banning canisters of nitrous oxide — known colloquially as ‘nangs’ — despite the risk of permanent neurological damage from misuse.


However, it's planning that the canisters, sold for whipping cream, will have labels slapped on them warning: "Do not intentionally inhale contents", as well as, "May cause irreversible nerve damage if inhaled".

The TGA was asked to review rules around nitrous oxide, including a proposal to list nitrous oxide canisters for non-therapeutic use under Schedule 10, after