Enter Clint Eastwood, dark hair slicked with pomade, with a penchant for smoking cigars as Blondie in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, there was undercurrent of coiled menace to this man, showing how stylish and thriving life could be. Hollywood makes smoking onscreen emblematic of heroism mingled with class.
From Al Pacino’s cigar-smoking Cuban gangster in Scarface to Ray Liotta in Goodfellas, Rita Hayworth in Gilda to Penelope Cruz in Barcelona, actors made smoking look cool and very sexy. And it was not just humans who loved to smoke. Hugh Jackman’s Logan/ Wolverine character is well known for his love for smoking.
But with the arrival of electronic cigarettes, Hollywood has a new preference when it comes to puffing. More than fad it has become a personal lifestyle choice by the actors in real and reel life. Celebrities like Bradley Cooper, Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp, Courtney Love, Britney Spears, Kate Moss among others have been spotted with an e-cigarette.
But what is the reason for switching to an electronic cigarette? According to Australian electronic cigarette company BLACKHAWX, “E-cigarettes simulate the act of smoking a traditional tobacco cigarette, however rather than producing smoke, they emit an odorless vapor which dissipates in seconds. There is no burning, no ash and no bad smells.”
BLACKHAWX is a group of pioneers who believe in the positive impact switching to vaping can have on a smoker’s lifestyle. While traditional tobacco cigarettes can contain more than 4000 chemicals in high concentrations, 70 of which have proven to cause cancer. BLACKHAWX electronic-cigarettes contain just four ingredients: a precise mixture of propylene glycol, vegetable glycerine, distilled water and flavoring (or five if you choose a nicotine variety). The vapor produced by e-cigarette has no discernable smell and quickly dissipates to preserve the air quality for those around you.
Here are 7 of the Hollywood celebrities who have ditched the tar for the electronic vapor sticks on and off-screen:
7. Lindsay Lohan
After spurring a whole lot of controversies, Linday Lohan is making conscious choices to live a healthier lifestyle. Reportedly, her estranged father sent electronic cigarettes to the actress as part of a care package in an attempt to stop her from smoking during the court-ordered rehab.
6. Kate Moss
The supermodel turned to e-cigarettes after numerous attempts to quit smoking tobacco failed miserably and also to prevent early signs of aging and wrinkles on her skin.
5. Katherine Heigl
Actress Katherine Heigl publicly endorsed electronic cigarette after she puffed away live on the David Letterman Show. David Letterman was so curious about electronic cigarettes that he had a couple of ‘vapes’ on her e-cigarrette.
4. Robert Pattinson
The ‘Twilight’ star after his breakup with Kristen Stewart decided to live a smoke-free life. But he is not completely over smoking yet and has been caught many a times sucking away on his electronic cigarette be it the New York premier of David Cronenberg’s film ‘Cosmopolis’ or the Los Angeles premiere of ‘Moving Parts’
3. Charlie Sheen
The bad boy of television, Charlie Sheen of ‘Two and a Half Men’ courted the smoking ban laid on him by using e-cigarettes. He was seen puffing on stage during the Violent Torpedo of Truth tour in 2011.
2. Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio was one of the stars seen puffing on an electronic cigarette during the Golden Globes ceremony in Los Angeles earlier this year.
1. Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp was seen puffing on an electronic-cigarette while travelling on a train cross-country for a scene in the movie ‘The Tourist’.
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