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New York bans sale of whipped cream canisters to those under 21 [Video]




  • New York reinforced its 2021 law banning the sale of whipped cream canisters to people under age 21.
  • The law aims to prevent minors from inhaling nitrous oxide in canned whipped cream.
  • The DEA says 1 in 5 Americans uses inhalants by the time they reach eighth grade.

In New York, it is illegal for those under age 21 to purchase a can of whipped cream, according to a state law passed in November 2021.

The recently-passed law aims to prevent teenagers from using whipped cream canisters to inhale nitrous oxide — known to users as “whippets.” Specifically, the law identifies “whipped cream chargers” – small steel cartridges of nitrous oxide used in whipped cream dispensers, according to the Albany Times Union.

Albany stores have started to ID customers looking to purchase canned whipped cream, NBC 4 New York reported. 

“Inhalants are invisible, volatile substances found in common household products that produce chemical vapors that are inhaled to induce psychoactive or mind-altering effects,” according to a US Drug Enforcement Administration factsheet.

Approximately 1 in 5 young people have used inhalants like whippits by the time they reach eighth grade, the DEA said. Abusing inhalants can “cause damage to the parts of the brain that control thinking, moving, vision, and hearing.”

New York State Sen. Joseph Addabbo of Queens said he sponsored the New York law after receiving complaints of empty canisters littering the streets. 

“The need to limit the access and sale of whippits first became apparent after receiving constituent complaints about empty canisters on neighborhood streets. Used whippits piling up in our communities are not only an eye sore, but also indicative of a significant nitrous oxide abuse problem,” Addabbo said in an October 2021 statement

“Nitrous oxide is a legal chemical for legitimate professional use but when used improperly, it can be extremely lethal,” Addabbo added. “Sadly, young people buy and inhale this gas to get ‘high’ because they mistakenly believe it is a ‘safe’ substance. This law will eliminate easy access to this dangerous substance for our youth.”

Stores that will be caught selling whipped cream canisters to someone under 21 will be fined $250 in the first offense, with fines of up to $500 for subsequent violations.

Source: New York Post



  1. Robert Morrow

    August 30, 2022 at 6:49 pm

    That is the way of the Democrat Cult of mob Rule. Some one does something so Just punish everyone for the action of a few. To much trouble to punish the guilty or in fact the Democrat Cult rewards the guilty and punishes the not guilty while Democrat politicians are robbing you pocket.

  2. Puckmeister1

    August 30, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    Here is one man’s observation.
    For a city and state knee-deep in problems, I find it incredulous that anyone with any sense could make the rational decision that this is what the State needed. The only thing you have accomplished is to advertise to the rest of the world that whipped cream canisters are killing our youth. In all honesty, I do not begin to understand how you pass this accomplishment to your constituents. I will never be able to follow the train of thought that politicians gave.
    God Help all of you, or not if you are so inclined.
    Stay Safe, Be Blessed, and please find something that is affecting your communities far more than this insane Whipped Cream Crisis.
    Semper Fi

  3. Joanne Mortensen

    August 30, 2022 at 7:01 pm

    Stupid is as stupid does
    Next thing they will ban exhaling to lower carbon emissions
    When does the insanity stop.. VOTE Conservative in NOV.
    LET freedom Ring

  4. Jon Nelson

    August 30, 2022 at 7:40 pm

    These are the same dumbass “law makers” that also say that 16 year olds are “mature” enough to vote! Anyone see the problem here?

  5. Sean Richman

    August 30, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    It seems to me that there is very little difference between the organisms that inhabit the east coast and the west coast for the herd of dangerous entities and I blamed it on the infiltration of saltwater.But then there is FLORIDA and with the AMERICAN governor in charge they seem a lot more like the normal AMERICANS from the past.

  6. franklin archambault

    August 30, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    every time I hear a democant or a member er of the communist press I know why this once great country is now a banana republic or a member of the communist league of freedom haters

  7. Patty

    August 30, 2022 at 11:36 pm

    So why use that substance as a propellant? Aren’t there less volitile things they could use? Like perhaps co-2 ? There must be several non harmful propellants to use. So, what happens when Mom buys a canister of whipped cream for holiday desserts? Will the kids be huffing it?

    • jose jimenez

      August 31, 2022 at 3:12 am

      “Will the kids be huffing it?”

      Of course not. After all, the law says you can’t do it so naturally everyone will obey the law, right?

  8. David

    August 31, 2022 at 9:08 am

    More self congratulatory “work” done by the party of freedom takers. Let’s leave 44 billion in lethal military equipment for the taliban to destroy us and then ban imaginary assault weapons for law abiding Americans. They will lie, lie, lie. Only self centered selfish people bite for liberals because it’s all about them.

    • David

      August 31, 2022 at 9:10 am

      There are no true assault weapons kept by Americans. Only the military has assault weapons. They need them to take Trump out because he loves freedom way too much

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