New York Stores Ban Sale of Whipped Cream Canisters To Anyone Under Age of 21yrs.
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This ban was imposed last year in New York in Nov 2021, the retail grocery stores implemented the plan only recently. Some Groceries announced they would start asking for IDs from Sept. 1.
The ban is not intended to prevent people under 21 from buying whipped cream dispensers, but the small individual charger or cartridge inside the whipped cream canisters that is the target of his law.
It’s to prevent teens from inhaling nitrous oxide from the chargers. Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a legal chemical for authorized use, if not used properly, it can be extremely fatal.
Young people buy these cartridges and inhale this gas to get 'high' because they believe it is a 'safe' substance. This law will eliminate easy access to this dangerous substance for the youth.
Stores in NY have put up signs to prohibit the purchase of such cannisters by customers under 21. The offense of vending these canisters by them has a $250 fine, up to $500 for repeat violations.