Newport Nitrous Nuisance Noticed

Newport Nitrous Nuisance Noticed

Newport Councillor Thomas Janke has vowed to tackle the ‘nuisance’ of nitrous oxide ‘ laughing gas’ canisters after finding significant used canisters during his community litter picks.

It is illegal to supply or import laughing gas (Nitorus Oxide) for human consumption.

“I have found significant numbers of nitrous oxide canisters in Norbroom Park amongst other locations. I have reported and handed in a large amount of these to the police. I want to tackle the growing nuisance of these canisters within the community. We need to educate teenagers to the danger of these so called ‘highs’ ” Councillor Janke said.

“We need to identify young people at risk of harm through use of nitrous oxide, make parents aware of risks to their children’s health and where appropriate making referrals to partner agencies. Working together we can ensure we are keeping Newport Amazing”

Councillor Janke has partnered with West Mercia Police’s Harm Reduction Unit to tackle the issue. Inspector Mark Reilly stated:

“Due to concerns raised by Councillor Thomas Janke, Sgt Daniel Taylor (Safer Neighbourhood Team Sgt North) has bought these reports directly to the attention of Newport’s PCs and PCSOs to proactively add the direct prevention of Nitrous-Oxide abuse to their patrol plans”

In partnership with the Police’s Harm Reduction Unit, Councillor Janke will be attending a future S.T.A.R. (Stop Think Act Prevent) event, an educational product designed to for youth engagement in our local schools about how alcohol and drug misuse and the choices young people face in their lives.

13 thoughts on “Newport Nitrous Nuisance Noticed

  • August 28, 2018 at 8:17 pm
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    Seeing these everywhere over the last week or 2 as well as the boxes that go with them

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  • August 28, 2018 at 8:19 pm
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    Seen loads in trench area

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  • August 28, 2018 at 8:20 pm
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    Getting a lot of these in Brookside too.

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  • August 28, 2018 at 8:23 pm
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    Is it a noxious nitrous nuisance?

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  • August 28, 2018 at 8:23 pm
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    Seem them in the bushes outside the Newport Waitose and Airea 51 on Stafford Park.

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  • August 28, 2018 at 8:32 pm
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    These are not meant for human consumption, they are readily available as puncture repair kits for pushbike.

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  • August 28, 2018 at 8:42 pm
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    I’ve found them on litter picks around Lawley, too.

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  • August 28, 2018 at 8:46 pm
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    it is no laughing matter

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  • August 28, 2018 at 8:53 pm
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    How does STAR = stop, think, action, prevent?

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  • August 28, 2018 at 9:14 pm
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    Loads on the alleyway at the side of Hartshill Park oakengates

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  • August 28, 2018 at 9:18 pm
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    It is really dangerous – if you have Pernicious Anemia (one of the most underdiagnosed conditions in the UK) NO can kill you honestly !

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