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SUPERNANGS used by teens for a cheap high are flooding market on Gold Coast, Queensland

Giant SUPERNANGS used by teens for a cheap high are flooding one part of Australia – as one company takes to social media to market its product

  • Giant nitrous oxide canisters, or nangs, are flooding the market on Gold Coast 
  • The G Whip canisters are almost 80 times larger than regular canisters
  •  Nangs are used in kitchens and bars to whip cream, but can be huffed for a high
  •  G Whip market their product on TikTok, displaying how easy it is to purchase

Giant nitrous oxide canisters, or nangs, are starting to flood the Gold Coast market, as dealers in luxury cars advertise their product on TikTok.

Nangs are an essential tool for quickly whipping cream in restaurants or bars, however they are also popular among teens to huff in a balloon for a quick, cheap high.

One company on the Gold Coast, G Whip, has starting selling a new type of canister that is almost 80 times larger than the regular canisters used in professional kitchens.

While there are no laws against possessing nangs because of their practical use, providers must be able to prove they aren’t selling to minors or with prior knowledge that they will be used improperly.

G Whip advertises their product on TikTok, showing off the speed and ease of the sale process alongside luxury cars.

Massive nitrous oxide canisters, or nangs, are flooding the market on the Gold Coast. The G Whip ‘supernangs’ (pictured) are almost 80 times larger than regular nangs

A typical nitrous oxide canister has the ability to whip half a litre of heavy cream in a matter of seconds, making the G Whip canisters able to whip almost 40 litres. 

But the G Whip does not have cream poured into the body of the cannister. A diagram on the packaging directs customers to attach a regulator unit to the canister which transports the gas from the dispenser via a hose.

This process is yet to be shown on the G Whip’s marketing TikTok or Instagram videos. 

Instead a video of the canisters being used to fill up balloons was shared to their Instagram.

Huffing the nitrous oxide from a balloon is known to be a popular method among nang users.

Daily Mail Australia is not suggesting G Whip is promoting or advocating the product as a means of getting a high. 

G Whip's marketing of its product frequently uses luxury cars in videos and photos

G Whip’s marketing of its product frequently uses luxury cars in videos and photos

‘The business has only been officially running for 2 weeks and we can assure you that we have promotional videos showing the use of the product coming soon,’ a spokesperson from G Whip told Daily Mail Australia.

The spokesperson also says that a nozzle and balloon provided to customers by G Whip are used ‘to dispose of excess gas before disposing of the canisters at a recycling facility’.

‘The balloon is used to shield the hands of the user as the nitrous oxide is very cold when leaving the bottle which can burn the hands if exposed for a period of time.’

G Whip’s Terms and Conditions 

 ‘You understand that the gas contained inside whipped cream chargers is nitrous oxide. by purchasing on our website you ‘agree’, you affirm that you are not purchasing any of our products for the purpose of inhaling nitrous oxide.

‘Inhaling nitrous oxide may cause serious injury to your lungs, as well as irreversible damage to your health, including death. by clicking ‘agree’, you affirm that G Whip are not liable for injuries or deaths caused to anyone, regardless of age, by the misuse of any products sold on this website.’

The company also told Daily Mail Australia: 

‘Our age verification process, as you will have seen before accessing our website, you must confirm your age is in fact over 18. This is done as a precautionary measure. Also we ask the shipping company to ensure that ID is needed for collection.

‘When we drop off to someone in person, we ask our resellers to ensure that they check ID, however this local drop-off process isn’t done by G Whip and is outsourced to certain buyers who buy in bulk (We ensure that they are over 18).’

G Whip also seeks to ensure the product isn’t used improperly by clicking ‘agree’ on its website.

G Whip market their product on TikTok (pictured) as a tool to whip cream and shared a video of the canisters being used to fill up balloons on its Instagram

G Whip market their product on TikTok (pictured) as a tool to whip cream and shared a video of the canisters being used to fill up balloons on its Instagram

The spokesperson also assured that: ‘When we drop off to someone in person, we ask our resellers to ensure that they check ID, however this local drop-off process isn’t done by G Whip and is outsourced to certain buyers who buy in bulk (We ensure that they are over 18)’.

The canisters are currently being sold at $40 per can, or $350 for a 12-pack, the equivalent of 960 regular canisters. 

G Whip’s terms and conditions state that ‘you affirm that you are not purchasing any of our products for the purpose of inhaling nitrous oxide’.

‘Inhaling nitrous oxide may cause serious injury to your lungs, as well as irreversible damage to your health, including death,’ the terms and conditions read.

In a statement to Daily Mail Australia, Queensland Police said: ‘If police were able to prove that retailers or sellers were selling ‘nangs’ in bulk numbers and were able to prove they knew their intended use was for human consumption, then further investigations can be commenced.’ 

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Read more at DailyMail.co.uk



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