Nitrous Oxide - Changes to Legislation

Monday November 2023

Since 8th November 2023 Nitrous Oxide is now controlled as a Class C drug under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and placed in Schedule 5 to the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001. This means that it is now illegal to possess nitrous oxide to 'get high' with. See the useful links below for more information:

Bromley Changes - referrals for young persons living or studying in Bromley can be sent to; or telephone 0208 289 1999. Queries are welcome.

Further information can be also be found on the website Bromley Changes Young People's Drug and Alcohol Services (

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The Home Office has a FAQ fact sheet and guidance.

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Please read this link to the police circular.