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Published On March 29, 2016 | By Nicole | About E-Cigarettes Articles

Representative Duncan Hunter Vapes During Hearing

If you’ve been following vaping news much in the past few months, then you’ve probably heard about Duncan Hunter – the representative who vaped in a congressional hearing to demonstrate that electronic cigarettes weren’t gross or dangerous.

The meeting was about whether or not vaping devices should face a federal ban on airliners. Of course, safety and comfort are number-one concerns aboard commercial aircraft, so it’s not surprising that battery-operated devices like electronic cigarettes would be discussed in such a context.

Many commercial airlines have already passed their own private rules regarding the devices – though now, it looks like a federal mandate might make the decision easy for those that haven’t.

Congressman Hunter is a republican representative from the state of California in the USA – but according to sources, it sounds like he failed to impress others in the hearing by bringing his own vaping device to the meeting.

You can read the CNN.com news story here, or simply watch the video.


What do we think of this story?

Ok, there are two key points about this story that seem focus-worthy. First of all, I’m actually impressed that Congressman Hunter saw fit to defend vaping in a congressional hearing. I find this commendable, because obviously I support vaping 100%. I understand why some people might not want E-cigs on a plane, and I can see the point of the discussion, but I also feel that electronic cigarettes often get a bad rap because a lot of people simply don’t know much about them.

Secondly, I feel like it’s almost humorous that he brought his own E-cig into the hearing with him. I mean, he seems like a bold and brave kind of guy. To be honest, I’m not sure that I would have been brave enough to do the same thing.

Information! At any rate, he did what he did, and it made the news – so hopefully people will see this as inspiration to learn more about the habit.

The truth of the matter is that electronic cigarettes could be the best weapon we have against cigarette addiction. The only problem is that so many people are afraid of them that they face a pretty serious stigma. Since they’re relatively new, a lot of people are nervous about them.

Studies thus far seem to mostly support the fact that they’re much safer than cigarettes – but the public still seems to remain a bit skeptical.

At any rate, one of the best thing about news stories like this is the fact that they get E-cigs out from behind the curtain and into the limelight. The more people discuss them, the more they learn. This increases awareness, and urges people to do their own research.

In the end, that’s the best thing that could happen. If everyone made safer and more responsible decisions regarding tobacco products (and possible alternatives), then maybe we’d see far fewer people addicted to cigarettes.

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