A girl named Gaby Scanlon, a student from Heysham in Lancashire England, had her stomach removed to save her life after celebrating her 18th birthday with a cocktail drink containing Liquid Nitrogen, on Thursday 4 October. Officers say she would have died if doctors had not performed the urgent operation.
Liquid Nitrogen is potentially extremely dangerous. It is also used for removing warts and has industrial uses. Contact with flesh can cause cryogenic burn or "frostbite".
Liquid Nitrogen drinks are hitting the bar crazed now and were being used by irresponsible alcohol industry for “gimmicks” to entice clubbers to drink more. The idea that people put this stuff in drinks is just unbelievable. An immediate ban is required on this. Tsk Tsk Tsk..