Laughing gas banned for recreational use in the UK

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Nitrous oxide — or laughing gas, as it's more commonly known — is used in medical settings as a painkiller, and in professional kitchens to quickly whip cream. Recreationally, though, it's been inhaled by users to feel a short, minute-long high. But the UK government has now banned the latter use, saying it creates unacceptable behavior in public. The World's Bianca Hillier reports. 

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