Pubs and restaurants are being warned not to sell liquid nitrogen after an 18-year-old girl almost died.
Gaby Scanlon from Heysham is seriously ill in hospital after surgery to remove her stomach. She had drunk a liquid nitrogen cocktail at a bar in Lancaster.
Prof John Ashton, a public health expert based in Cumbria, warned of the dangers of drinking the super-chilled cocktails.
He said: "It's extremely dangerous. You've got alcohol, which in itself is dangerous, we've got liquid nitrogen which is a dangerous chemical.
"People should not be fooling around with these sorts of things."
More top news
Arriva confirms strike action twill go ahead. There'll be no Arriva bus services in Merseyside, Manchester, Lancashire or Cheshire
The North's historic textile mills are disappearing fast despite massive public support against demolition, Historic England said today.
Cloudier skies, milder air, spells of rain and stronger winds. A milder but more unsettled story over the coming days