It is inhaled through the mouth or nose. Some slang names are NOS, laughing gas, whippets, hippie crack, buzz bomb, huff, bolt, locker room, popper and snapper.
Reddi Whip, or whippets, is a common form of nitrous oxide because it is easy to find and cheap to buy.
The chemical compound of nitrous oxide.
A nitrous oxide mask, often attached to a nitrous oxide tank when used for medical and dental purposes.
Some short term effects are nausea, loss of motor control, you could pass out and fall, and coldness in throat which can lead to suffocation and damage to vocal cords. Some long term effects are bone marrow damage, disruption of nervous system, and you could suffocate and die.
Someone may be using nitrous oxide if they have frequent nose-bleeds, constantly have a chemical odor, appear to be drunk, have lost their sense of smell, or are disoriented. Other warning signs may be a malfunctioning air-conditioner, or an abundance of filled aerosol cans that don’t spray. When tolerance to inhalants develops users have to take deeper breaths of stronger chemicals to achieve the same “high” sensation. Withdrawal symptoms can include irritability and behavioral changes such as loss of appetite, or disinterest in friends, family, and daily activities.