There are times when you just know it is an article from the Babylon Bee…
And then you find out it’s not…
Yep, that nanny state of the east has decided that nobody under 21 is allowed to purchase whipped cream, because some of them might be inhaling nitrous oxide.
The law, which went into effect in November 2021, is meant to prevent teenagers from using canned whipped cream to inhale nitrous oxide, otherwise known as “whippets.”
“Inhalants are invisible, volatile substances found in common household products that produce chemical vapors that are inhaled to induce psychoactive or mind-altering effects,” according to a US Drug Enforcement Administration factsheet.
Approximately 1 in 5 young people have used inhalants like whippits by the time they reach eighth grade, the DEA said. Abusing inhalants can “cause damage to the parts of the brain that control thinking, moving, vision, and hearing.”
I just can’t. The fear mongering from conflating nitrous oxide and other inhalants is pitiful.
Laughing gas, they are stopping adults from buying whipped cream because they might inhale some laughing gas.