Californian Duncan D. Hunter, a resolute E-Cigarette supporter, stunned a committee discussing banning the devices on planes by vaping openly himself.
The Republican reiterated his stance in spectacular fashion to oppose Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.).
“So, this is called a vaporiser,” he said, as the vapours filled the air. “There’s nothing noxious about this whatsoever. There’s no combustion, there’s no carcinogens.”
“This has helped thousands of people quit smoking. It’s helped me quit smoking. What the gentle lady did not say is smoking has gone down as the use of vaporisers have gone up.”
Hunter’s words are also relevant in the UK. Research illustrates the effectiveness of e-cigarettes improving people’s health.
Despite his strong arguments, Hunter was unsuccessful with his rock ‘n’ roll campaign as the amendment was passed, meaning he will no longer be able to vape on planes.