At long last, a politician gets the guts to stand up to the anti-vaping lobby. Ironically, Congressman Duncan Hunter is a conservative Republican from the ultra-liberal state of California. During a public debate on February 9, 2016, the topic of discussion was vaping on airplanes. Right in the middle of the banter, Duncan pulls out a vape mod and blows a thick, billowy cloud into the Congressional Chambers.
America. Home of the Brave. Land of the Free. And Country of the Smart-Ass Politician (where are you Donald Trump?)
It was only two short months ago that Rep. Duncan Hunter exclaimed publically, “YES, I VAPE!” So, while it’s no surprise that he would support an amendment to allow vaping on planes, it’s the manner in which he shows his support that is getting all of the attention. You kind of have to admire the guy. By blowing smoke in the face of his committee members, he is essentially saying, “You think vaping is just as bad as smoking? Well, take this, you moron!”
Hunter came to the debate fully prepared. While he is pro-vaping, his reasons are not purely based on supporting the right to vape Joe Latte E-liquid. The guy’s a Politian. He knows that dog won’t hunt.
Instead, Congressman Hunter's argument is that vaping technology is going to be even more popular and widespread than ever before imagined. He estimates that in 5-10 years, everyone will be doing it. But instead of vaping their favorite e-juices, they’ll be using vaping devices as inhalers for prescription drugs, from vaping asthma medication to ibuprofen for instant headache relief. He goes on to say that doctors are just a few short years away from writing massive quantities of medical prescriptions that require vaping rather than IV, oral, or topical applications.
Where Duncan falls short is in not providing any real scientific data to backup his claims. But then again, this is Congress. Who would even take the time to read that stuff, let alone have the mental capacities to fully understand and comprehend it? Duncan knows where his battles need to be fought. He already knows that Capitol Hill is saturated with scientific data that supports the safety of vaping. And since most politicians refuse to side with the facts, he decided to go another direction. Instead of spitting in their face, he chose to blow vape clouds instead. We love your style, Duncan Hunter, and we love that classic, Rich-Kid Name!