Vaped crusader

During a House Transportation Committee hearing on a proposal to ban vaping on airplanes, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) took a hit from his vaporizer and exhaled a cloud of mist, saying, There is nothing noxious about this whatsoever." The congresswoman sitting next to him waved the cloud away.

Rep. Duncan Hunter argued the amendment would make it tough for people with asthma inhalers or people inhaling "medicine of the future" through vaporizers to take their hits on a plane.

"For freedom's sake," said Hunter.

The amendment passed. Read the rest

U.S. bans e-cigarettes in checked baggage, and no vaping on the plane either

The U.S. Department of Transportation is all, like, “I've had it with these mothafuckin' vapes, on this mothafuckin' plane!”

Citing in-flight fire hazards, DOT announced a ban on vape pens, e-cigarettes, and other similiar devices in any checked baggage of passengers or flight crew. Read the rest

What it's like to vape caffeine

Vancouver's Eagle Energy Vapor sells a caffeine vaporizer. Similar to an e-cigarette, the slim electronic pen-shaped device delivers a dose of caffeine, taurine, and ginseng. Each vaporizer is good for 500 puffs, and 10-20 puffs are needed to feel the effect. A 10-pack sells for $75.

Some of the staffers at Huffington Post tried it. Reactions ranged from "Oh my God, my heart is racing so fast. Am I going to die?" to "I love this thing! I feel so good." Read the rest