Experts say the problem with nitrous oxide, also known as “noz”, is when people inhale it, the gas triggers a brief high that can last anywhere from a few seconds, to several minutes. And because nitrous oxide doesn't show up on drug tests, many people assume it's safe.
Besides, are Whippets legal?
Death usually results from asphyxiation (suffocation). Possessing or selling Nitrous Oxide for legitimate business reasons is not illegal. However, selling or using Nitrous Oxide to get high is illegal in California. Drug dealers sell it in small balloons, sometimes called "whippets."
What kind of drug is whippets?
What exactly are whippets? Also known as "whip-its," "whippits," and "nossies," they are steel cylinders filled with nitrous oxide, or "NOX," which is often used in dentists' offices before novocaine injections or dental procedures.
What are the effects of whip its?
Over time, nerve damage can occur, causing something known as peripheral neuropathy. This is when the nerves experience a tingling feeling or numbness. Other dangerous side effects from the abuse of nitrous oxide include vomiting, with the risk of breathing the vomit into their lungs, seizures and cardiac arrest.