The paparazzi caught GEORGE LOPEZ leaving a restaurant in Beverly Hills. And he was carrying a "Pax Vaporizer".  It's an apparatus that offers an alternative to smoking. It heats up whatever type of LEAF you put in it, but it doesn't actually BURN it. So you get VAPOR instead of smoke.

Vaporizers are very popular with the CANNABIS crowd, and it appears that's exactly what George uses it for because when the cameraman points it out, George says, 'Don't look at that.' Then he jokes he's using it for Vick's VapoRub.

Here's the video. And you can check out the Pax and buy one for 250 bucks