California Congressman Duncan Hunter seems to be chasing clouds again, but what made him puff two vapes at the committee meeting? “Let me show you the problem I have,” Vaping Congressman said.
Vaping VS Smoking, a cloud chasing duel
In early 2016, during a Transport Committee meeting, rep. Duncan Hunter blew a cloud of vape, with his nearby colleagues obnoxiously waving away the clouds. The reason for Hunter (who earned the title of Vaping Congressman) to blow these few clouds was the amendment that would have banned vaping on planes.
The problem that Hunter has lies with the fact that the government, boosted by individual healthcare practitioners and activists, tend to compare vaping with smoking entirely. This way, any mention of vaping will by default be a negative one, and the spread of misinformation seems never to end.
Such is the new definition of smoking, that tends to include to it “a device that delivers nicotine to a user of the device in the form of a vapor that is inhaled to simulate the experience of smoking.” The definition proposed by rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton immediately encountered opposition by the Vaping Congressman.
Vaping congressman – Stuck in the clouds
Poor guy probably hears too often conventional assumptions every vaper has heard and decided to demonstrate to Norton that she could not be more wrong using her logic.
Like in a Western movie, he pulled a trigger, this time of his two vaporizers – one containing nicotine, and another one without nicotine. He puffed a vape from the first one, followed by a vape from the second.
“This is not covered…under Ms. Norton’s amendment,” Vaping Congressman stated. “That doesn’t make sense to me. Either say that an e-cigarette is illegal, whether it has nicotine or not in it.”
The proposed bill was, sadly for Hunter, voted against by 29 to 30. He was the lone ranger wanting to add some vape clouds to the ordinary ones while up in the sky. Moreover, what Vaping Congressman represents on a broader level is simply the fight for a proper education on vaping, and the fight against smoking.
We get it; someone might not like vaping. However, disliking it does not make it equal to smoking. Just check out some official statistics on how many people have died annually from smoking in the USA only.