SHOCKING: It's illegal to buy whipped cream in NY if you are under 21

SHOCKING: It's illegal to buy whipped cream in NY if you are under 21

We never would've thought that this would pose a drug risk...

Woman spraying whipped cream on colourful pancakes
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At first glance when you read the headline you are tempted to think something spicy or juicy about the reason behind this ban. 

But it is so far from that.

In fact, it is actually such a serious issue. Something that not many people would know about, well, unless you know someone who has fallen into a drug addiction. 

In that case, you will know that addiction can cause people to do some crazy things. 

The reason why it is illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to purchase whipped cream is because of the nitrous oxide contained within. 

"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." (Business Insider)

According to the DEA (The Drug Enforcement Administration), one in five young people have used inhalants by the time they reach grade eight. That's super young and completely shocking...

We were shocked a few months ago when we heard that youngsters in India were turning to flavoured condoms to get high. 

But this is just another example of how common household items can essentially be harmful. 

Regular inhalants can have detrimental causes, such as damaging that part of the brain that "control thinking, moving, vision, and hearing."

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The need to look into restricting access to cans of whipped cream came after residents complained about empty canisters flooding their streets. 

The New York State Sen. said that "Nitrous oxide is a legal chemical for legitimate professional use but when used improperly, it can be extremely lethal. Sadly, young people buy and inhale this gas to get 'high' because they mistakenly believe it is a 'safe' substance. This law will eliminate easy access to this dangerous substance for our youth." (Business Insider)

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