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    Vaping at the White House

    No light up at the White House! French guest defies smoking ban at Obama state dinner

    Cigarettes have been banned at the White House since the Clinton administration, but last night a French guest defied the smoking ban at a lavish state dinner.
    A photo shows Frenchman Benoit Thieulin posing for a photo with an e-cigarette at President Obama's dinner to welcome French President Francois Hollande.

    US etiquette expert Jacqueline Whitmore told MailOnline: 'I would also advise no smoking in the White House even if it is an e-cigarette - he was very brazen.'
    'A guest should at least ask if the host minds, but I would advise against it - it's still smoking.
    Jacqueline Whitmore should stick to etiquette, as science is obviously not her strong suit.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...te-dinner.html

    And of course The Mad Mechanic has to put in his 2c.

    At a time that kid use of these products is exploding, President Obama should not be promoting nicotine addiction. He should follow the cities and states that are including e-cigs in their clean indoor air policies.
    By allowing this he is setting a terrible example for parents and their kids.
    Obama allows e-cigs to pollute the air at White House dinner | Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education

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    Good on the French Guy LOL
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    No smoking in the White House.

    state dinner in a heated tent on the White House South Lawn
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    Reminds me of the (possibly apocryphal) story about when a guest at the Queen’s table who didn’t know any better, took a sip from the finger bowl - there were some cat’s bum faces made by the cognoscenti so the Queen, not wanting her guest to feel humiliated, picked one up and took a swig her self - *that’s* etiquette.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coopz View Post
    No smoking in the White House.
    And the guest was not smoking - either in or out of the White House.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coopz View Post
    No smoking in the White House.
    Oh I see I didnt read all the way down the page

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveJ View Post
    And the guest was not smoking - either in or out of the White House.
    I know they weren't, don't need to tell anyone here that. I was pointing out it's a double useless statement by this 'US etiquette expert'. Not smoking, and didn't occur in the White House anyway.
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    "US etiquette expert"

    Oxymoron of the year ?
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    You don't need to be an adult to know what's inside and outside means, they are in the tent outside the white house. "It's still smoking", my kids knows what is smoking and vaping. they even tell people that "dad is not smoking, it's a fake cigarette". think about the children... they know better than us maybe those people in the white house should listen to them "It's a fake cigarette".

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    clowns to the left of me, morons to the right, here I am, stuck in a tent vaping with you.

    (works much better put to music)
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