You can always tell when a new technology is hitting the mainstream when you start seeing it in all of the gossip columns. For electronic cigarettes, it seems truer. Vaping is in the news and talked about in celebrity circles more and more every day.
The fact that celebrities have started making the switch to vaping isn’t just of interest to celebrity gossip enthusiasts. It indicates a couple of things for the vaping community at large. The first is that the mainstream visibility of e-cigs is becoming a reality day after day.
The second and potentially more important thing that all of these celebrity vape sightings tell us is that perhaps – if it becomes necessary – vaping could have some powerful advocates. With electronic cigarette legislation happening on almost a weekly basis at the state and local level, it’s conceivable that e-cigs and their users could face even bigger challenges.
What’s going on actually?
Rush Limbaugh Explains, It seems Rush was asked not to smoke while at a fancy restaurant and had to inform the owner that he was actually using a water vapor cigarette and not a traditional tobacco cigarette. Rush showed him the e-cigarette and the owner agreed that this was fine.
Katherine Heigl, one of Hollywood’s most in-demand actresses and the star of the hit show “Gray’s Anatomy” appeared on the David Letterman show and talked about her smokeless cigarette usage. She even offered it to David, who also took a puff. Katherine said she has tried numerous times to smoking give up altogether and nothing has worked for her. She’s even tried the new drug Chantix to no avail. She said that she is not promoting anything and did want to encourage people to smoke however she enjoys the use of her vaping and carries it with her.
Now, let’s see who some of those potential advocates might be. We won’t be listing every celeb that’s been spotted vaping here because a few of the more publicized sightings were part of paid sponsorship deals. What you really want to know is which celebrities have actually chosen to vape as a smoking alternative.
After publically melting down and then bouncing back, Spears was photographed vaping on a recent vacation with her kids. Looks like switching from traditional cigarettes to e-cigs is just another of the many good decisions the former teen pop star and current X Factor judge is making these days.
The supermodel was photographed vaping by paparazzi. For someone who famously smoked a traditional cigarette while walking the runway, this was quite a departure.
Heigl, a romantic comedy actress who first became known for her role on television’s Grey’s Anatomy, has been proudly vaping in public and has been documented using her electronic cigarette everywhere from cafes to Letterman. Electronic cigarette users appreciate Heigl for her unabashed public support of vaping as a smoking alternative.
Like Heigl, Depp has been seen vaping all over the place, including the big screen in the movie The Tourist. It isn’t just his character who vapes, though. Depp himself isn’t seen out much without his e-cig these days – probably because it’s welcome in so many places! After publically melting down and then bouncing back, Spears was photographed vaping on a recent vacation with her kids. Looks like switching from traditional cigarettes to e-cigs is just another of the many good decisions the former teen pop star and current X Factor judge is making these days.
The musician and long-time smoker told Parade magazine that he had switched to e-cigs when they interviewed him. Petty has made a living with his voice for many years, so it only makes sense that he’d switch to vaping to protect that valuable asset.
DiCaprio isn’t just a fair-weather vaper. He has been spotted vaping multiple times in multiple situations. Most recently, back in May, E Online snapped a pic of DiCaprio with an electronic cigarette on the set of his upcoming film Django Unchained.
We’re sure there are plenty of other celebrity vapers out there, but these folks are the real deal, and they prove that e-cig users are in some pretty great company. Award-winning actors and musicians have seen the (non-combustion-based) light, so is it really so surprising that more and more people are switching to Using E-Cigarettes to Quit Smoking?
With the continued popularity of e-cigarettes growing like it has, it’s no wonder that Hollywood is getting into the act.