Warnings are being issued to teenagers and parents about the dangers of "hippy crack".
Nitrous oxide is general used in medical or dental settings and is more commonly known as "laughing gas".
It has a fleeting dissassociative effect, and can be bought online
Spates of usage have been reported over the last year in Clane and Lucan.
The HSE issued warnings on its use in January.
Steven Joyce is Development Worker at the Naas-based South Western Regional Drug & Alcohol Taskforce
He joined Clem Ryan on Kildare Today.
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