Back in the golden age of Hollywood, no self-respecting movie star would be seen without a cigarette in hand. Humphrey Bogart, Jean Harlow, Barbara Stanwick, the list goes on and on. How times change – or do they?
Today, cigarettes are seen as anything but sophisticated, but celebrities are as fond of their nicotine hits as ever. Here are some of the surprising celebrity vapers you might just bump into next time you step outside for a quick vape.
Samuel L Jackson
If Bogart was the coolest man on the big screen in the 40s and 50s, it’s fair to say that Samuel L Jackson was a contender for the same crown 50 years later.
Jackson is something of a vape connoisseur and regularly posts updates on his Twitter page showcasing everything from tiny vaporizers for discreet vaping to outrageous mods that look more like missile launchers. He was even filmed vaping during a poetry recital, proving that he can literally make anything cool.
At the height of her fame in the 1990s, Kate Moss lived on the archetypal supermodel diet of cigarettes and coffee. She remained one of the best-known celebrity smokers until she finally made the switch to vaping in more recent years.
Today, she can’t be without her favorite vapes, and she means that quite literally. According to sources close to the star, when she ran out of her favorite vape juice during a vacation, she chartered a plane to bring her in fresh supplies.
If you think vaping is just for millennials, here’s some food for thought. Jack Nicholson turns 84 this year, and has recently decided to substitute his signature cigars with e-cigarettes.
These days, the Hollywood legend prefers to spend time watching his beloved LA Lakers with vape in hand than attending filming sessions, although he has not ruled out a return to the big screen if the right script comes along.
Here’s another famous face who is famous for lighting up as soon as the cameras stop rolling. Given the high-pressure nature of the music business that he has reigned over for the past quarter of a century, that’s no big surprise. But Cowell was determined to quit the habit when his son was born.
He told The Sun newspaper that he had tried everything, even hypnotherapy, in order to curb his 80-a-day habit. Vaping provided a solution when all else failed. It is helping him to reduce his cigarette consumption dramatically, even if he’s not quite managed to cut them out completely.
The country music star is one of America’s best-known advocates for recreational marijuana. And the cigarette you see between his fingers usually has a distinctly home-made look about it.
Like Jack Nicholson, Willie is living proof that you’re never too old to broaden your horizons. He’s been seen on and around the stage at different gigs trying out a range of different vaporizers. Perhaps he will get a few more for his birthday when he turns 88 later this year!