Quitting smoking is hard. No matter how you feel about cigarettes themselves, almost everyone understands the hard time facing smokers who want to quit their favourite vice. Particularly for those whose cigarette smoking is linked to a habit that’s going to make them twitchy and irritable to break, the electronic cigarette or e-cigarette is a godsend.
Smoking is, after all, often a by-product of lives that are too stressful. Adding extra stress in the quitting process is just stupid. E-cigs, as they’re affectionately known, take one of those stresses off of the recovering addict’s shoulders, and let them achieve their goals. Some of the E-cigarette cartridges do, however, contain nicotine, primarily designed to help people let themselves down slowly off of the addiction, so on the flip side it’s possible to legally get a nicotine ‘fix’ from smoking your e-cig without incurring the wrath of the anti-smoking movement.
Celebrities aren’t immune from the vices that stalk you and me. In fact, some of them are more prone to the then us! So which of our favourite celebrities are rocking out with e-cigs?
- Leo diCaprio
- Bradley Cooper.
- Gok Wan.
- Simon Cowell
- Katherine Heigl.
Yep, that’s right. The ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ star has his own electronic cigarette and he’s not afraid to use it. He’s been spotted with it at the premier of the Great Gatsby as well as during Coachella. He’s not shy to talk to fans with it in hand, either.
The Hangover star is a diehard e-cigarette fan, or so he tells us. Introduced to the vice-lite by Zoe Kravitz, he’s been a fan ever since. At least it’s better than smoking normal cigs, Bradley!
Ah, Gok. We have to love you. British E-cig fans will love you for sporting one of their favourite devices, too. Since the man is reportedly cutting back from a 40-a-day smoking habit, we can only applaud him and the progress he’s made. Rocking a little e-cigarette in public is certainly an improvement. Well done, Gok!
Few are going to be surprised by this one- but yes, it’s official. Simon’s not afraid to admit he’s a fan of smoking and the positive memories it raises in him, even though the current trend is to revile smoking in all its forms. But as we all know, you just can’t smoke around the public these days. So he’s swapped to ‘vapeing’ instead.
No list would be complete without a lovely lass to add to our lads. The Grey’s anatomy star does indeed use electronic cigarettes- has been since 2008, apparently. Seen live on David Letterman and many other shows and places, she’s a staunch supporter of the e-cigarette trend.
There is a trend at the moment by the most vocal of non-smokers to decry even e-cigs as somehow heinous, but they’re a tool that has helped many to beat a difficult addiction. And when even our favourite celebrities are rocking out with them, you have to say that it’s a new trend, haters or not.