I love this. Love love love this. The Gawker network is one of my daily stops on the internet and I couldn’t not click on this headline as I scrolled down:
This is so cool. Duncan Hunter, a U.S. Representative from the state of California, coolly took out his vape pen and took a big puff and exhaled a cloud while in the middle of a hearing. The hearing was a discussion about an amendment that bans all vaping on airplanes.
Hunter, who has expressed his love of vaping in the past, obviously is against this ban. To prove his point on how harmless vapes are, he did it in front of everyone with confidence.
This is hilarious. The best part is the Reps around him waving their hands around, trying to waft the cloud away. It’s obvious that they aren’t fans of it.
Not sure if I’ve talked about this before, but I’m actually for a ban of vaping on airplanes. While I can go on and on about the relative safety of vaping, to the user and those around them, it’s a fact that not everyone is a fan of them. In such a confined space like an airplane, I think it oversteps decency to subject others to it.
However, as a frequent traveler, I’m one of those people who isn’t a stranger to heading to the lavatory and taking my favorite device with me. I know it’s prohibited, but it’s never been an issue before. Just hold the inhale longer, dissipate the cloud inside of you, and make sure to exhale into your sleeve or shirt or whatever. I’m not sure if vapor would set off the smoke detectors anyway, but better to be safe than sorry – don’t just blow a cloud into the detector. Be smart, be discrete, and I see no harm.