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Originally reported in The Times this morning, Government officials have suggested that Home Secretary, Suella Braverman is pushing for a ban on the sale or possession of nitrous oxide.

Discarded nitrous oxide cylinders are a common sight, with almost one in 10 16- to 24-year-olds reporting having used the substance in 2019-20.

Current law bans the knowing or reckless supply of nitrous oxide for inhalation and Government but  review is currently being carried out by the independent advisory council on the misuse of drugs, which advises on drug policy.

There is believed to be pressure to fast track the review as any change in law cannot be made until the results are known but an annoucement could be made as part of the government’s antisocial behaviour strategy, which is set to be published in April, with legislation likely by the summer. A ban is already in place in the…

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