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Laughing gas is the latest drug demonised by the media even though it’s 'less dangerous than alcohol'
Catchup News learns today that a video has surfaced of Liverpool FC player Raheem Sterling inhaling nitrous oxide with friends, an indication, if the media is to be believed, that he is descending into drug fuelled crime mania that will end very badly indeed. Or you know, he could be having a laugh. Sterling was "also exposed on Sunday after he was caught puffing on a shisha pipe" according to the Daily Mail - because who else - which also frowned at Jack Wilshere who has "previously been pictured smoking cigarettes”. Is this a creche of a sports team of adults? Because we’re struggling to tell the difference in the way they’re being treated. The articles point to 17 deaths since 2006 'caused' by the legal high, which if you investigate actually involve other factors, such as people putting entire balloons over their heads and therefore suffocating or using masks for extended periods of time and starving their brains of oxygen. Nitrous oxide's effects can obviously be dangerous and cause accidents due to their dissociative nature, but this is the same with alcohol, a far more addictive and deadly drug. Also things like eating peanuts and crossing the street. We are in the world, living everyday with risks. Laughing gas should not be our priority. Or our source of holier than thou smugness. Let Raheem Sterling live, for gods sake. More from Catchup News after we have a good laugh.