It’s no secret that our society turns to Hollywood to identify new trends.
Back in 2010, when Grey’s Anatomy actress Katherine Heigl appeared on the David Letterman Show and raved about electronic cigarettes she sparked a media frenzy pertaining to the (then) new nicotine delivery device on the market. The Internet thought she looked silly and the P.C. police condemned her for supporting a product that was not FDA approved. Still, over the past four years tons of celebrities have followed suit and made the switch from traditional cigarettes to electronic.
Now, anti-smoking crusaders are outraged that so many celebrities are being photographed using ecigs. They claim that famous faces are glamorizing the product and making them look cool in the eyes of the public. But at the end of the day, these high profile people are only encouraging the rest of us to get on board with the trend and quit smoking.
So in support of Hollywood’s alleged glamorization of electronic cigarettes, here’s a comprehensive Buzzfeed-style list of 32 celebrities who are all about that #vapelyfe.
1. Katherine Heigl
The OG celebrity electronic cigarette user.
She’s also responsible for starting the trend.
3. Britney Spears
The lyrics to Queen B’s hit single “Toxic” do not apply here! On a toxicity scale, cigarettes are at a 100%, wherein smokeless products like ecigs are between 1-2%.
4. Jack Nicholson
He can handle the truth: electronic cigarettes are here to stay.
5. Helen Flanagan
British actress Helen Flanagan looks hella sexy vaping. She’ll continue to look this good if she keeps with it since traditional cigarettes make your teeth yellow and give you crazy wrinkles with longterm use.
6. Kevin Connolly
The leader of the ecig entourage?
7. Natasha Lyonne
Clearly, electronic cigarettes are the new black.
8. Simon Cowell
He’s about as irritable as they come so it’s a good thing he’s got an ecig on hand to calm his ass down.
9. Katy Perry
She kissed an ecig and she liked it.
10. Michelle Rodriguez
She was recently photographed using a vaporizer to smoke weed at the Knicks game with rumored girlfriend Cara Delevigne, so we’re not sure what she’s vaping on here - but either way, glad to see she’s on our team.
11. Leonardo DiCaprio
Cigarettes kill more than 480,000 people each year. Thankfully he won’t be one of them now that he’s made the switch to ecigs.
12. Dennis Quaid
Great Balls of Fire-less Nicotine!
13. Jenny McCarthy
She’s the spokeswoman for Blu and claims that electronic cigarettes are responsible for improving her dating life.
14. Lindsay Lohan
Kudos for cleaning up your bad girl rep with ecigs, LiLo!
15. Debra Wilson
Bunifa Latifah Halifah Sharifa Jackson stands behind electronic cigarettes.
16. Johnny Depp
Mr. Depp went the ecig route in his film “The Tourist”.
17. Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Lawmakers were PISSED after JLD was shown at the 2014 Golden Globes hitting the ecig. They claimed she was “glamorizing” the product. Yeah, DUH she was.
18. R Stevie Moore
The Godfather of Home Recording is also the official spokesperson for Bedford Slims Vapourettes!
19. Stephen Dorff
Another one of Blu’s spokespeople - Dorff rides the vaper wave at the beach. He won’t be able to ride that wave for much longer though, since recent smoking bans will prevent electronic cigarette users from vaping in public places like bars, restaurants, parks, and beaches. :(
20. Catherine Zeta-Jones
Secondhand smoke can affect people up to 20 feet from the smoker, meanwhile there is no proof yet that vapor affects anyone within a two foot radius. Good news for CZJ and her kids.
21. Trace Cyrus
Even bad boys like Trace Cyrus are in favor of a healthier alternative to smoking.
22. Kyle Richards
Real Housewives know what’s up.
23. Bruno Mars
Electronic cigarettes are incredibly gentle on the lungs, so Bruno’s voice is still powerful enough to fill huge arenas… like the Superbowl stadium.
24. Courtney Love
She actually looks sane using one of these.
25. Christina Milian
Dip it low, vape it out slow, girl.
26. Zayn Malik of One Direction
In terms of enjoying nicotine, there is only one direction: ecigs.
27. Ronnie Wood
When one of the Rolling Stones is seen with one, you know that electronic cigarettes have made it.
28. Paris Hilton
29. Sean Penn
He’s known for his political activism - think he’ll speak out against the pending e-cig bans?
30. John Cusack
Take a cue from the male Cusack and ditch the cigs.
31. Richard Hammond
He hosts “Top Gear” in the UK - a show about automobiles, but we all know the real Top Gear is his ecig.
32. Norman Reedus
On average, cigarette smokers live 10 years less than non-smokers. Essentially, they are the Walking Dead. Luckily that’s not the case for Norman on both the show and in real life!