Harm Reduction Safety

Possession of nitrous oxide is now illegal – what does this mean for you?

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Possession of nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, was made illegal from 8 November 2023. Previously selling it, making it, or using it for recreational purposes was banned. Now you could also face legal consequences if you have it on your person.

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Earlier this year we launched Staying Safe, an e-learning module, designed to give you up to date information to help keep yourself and others safe.

Designed by experts in medicine, drugs, the law, sexual consent and most importantly, our students, this is a platform you can use throughout your time at Manchester to get clued up about drink and drugs. Staying Safe takes a no-judgement harm reduction approach and contains accurate and useful information and advice, including nitrous oxide and its affects.

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