New York bans the sale of whipped cream to those under 21 to prevent them from using the cans as narcotics
the popular Spray cans of whipped cream will be banned throughout New York State for those under 21 starting todayfor thus avoid its use as a narcotic by adolescents who inhale the nitrogen oxide contained within the vials.
According to the local press today, the law was already approved last year, but it did not come into force until today: whoever sells these containers to those under 21 years of age is exposed to a fine of 250 dollars, or 500 if he is a repeat offender.
From now on, whoever wants to buy these cans of whipped cream will have to show a valid identity document that proves that they are over 21 years old, as is the case with alcoholic beverages and tobacco.
The Nitrogen oxide, also known as “laughing gas”, is not illegal, and is used to preserve the consistency of cream, but can be extracted separately and provides a short-lived euphoric feeling.
Used repeatedly, it causes low blood pressure, fainting, memory loss and even psychosis.
New York Democratic Senator Joseph Addabbo was the main promoter of the law, after verifying that the irregular use of these bottles by adolescents was widespread.