WASHINGTON - Rep. Duncan Hunter (R., Calif.) surprised everyone this week when he pulled out a vaporizer during the Congressional House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee meeting. Hunter said: "This is called a vaporizer" as he took a few puffs.
“There’s no combustion; there’s no carcinogens. What the gentlelady did not say is that smoking has gone down as the use of vaporizers has gone up. There is no burning. There is nothing noxious about this whatsoever.
Vaporizers have helped thousands of people quit smoking. It’s helped me quit smoking. And in the next decade or so, you’re going to be able to inhale ibuprofen, you’re going to be able to inhale your Prozac, and anything else that you need drug-wise, you’re going to be able to inhale it.
This is the future, smoking is going away, and the ability to be able to take in nicotine or any other form of medication in the future will be in something like a vaporizer. For freedom’s sake, and for the sake of people trying to quit smoking, and quit dipping, and still have nicotine, I would urge friends here and colleagues to oppose this amendment."