New York Prohibits People Under 21 from Purchasing Cans of Whipped Cream

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ALBANY, NY (Erie News Now) – You now have to be 21 to buy cans of whipped cream in New York state.

Whipped cream cans are filled with nitrous oxide, which is also known as laughing gas.

If it is used improperly, it can be dangerous.

Sen. Joseph Addabo Jr. sponsored the legislation.

In a statement, he says, “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.”

There are people who agree with the legislation.

“I remember a long time ago, I would see some children using that gas to get a little bit high, so I didn’t know about that law, but I think I support it,” said Ana Diana, of New York.

Others believe the law may have good intentions, but believe it is simply is going too far.


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