(THE HILL) Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) on Thursday took a puff from a nicotine vaporizer during a hearing, in protest of a proposed ban of e-cigarettes on airplanes.
"This is called a vaporizer. There's no combustion, there's no carcinogens," Hunter said after blowing a white cloud. "Smoking has gone down as the use of vaporizers has gone up.
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"There is no burning. There is nothing noxious about this whatsoever," Hunter said. "This has helped thousands of people quit smoking. It's helped me quit smoking."