Wednesday, April 13, 2005

No laughing matter

Chairman Jim has moved to ban the inhalation of nitrous oxide. In typical knee-jerk fashion, Chairman Jim has ignored the under-funded and under-resourced EACD, and run out of patience with his Supplementary Order Paper before the Health select committee.

As an example of how rushed and unco-ordinated this new ban is, only medical grade nos is affected. Soda Stream and whipped cream cannisters are still legal, so expect lots more pollution from empty cylinders everywhere.

I suppose Chairman Jim prefers young people sniffing glue instead of having a laugh.