- 02 Sep
- SMOKO E-Cigarettes
It used to be that a cigarette was the ultimate fashion accessory. From Frank Sinatra to Audrey Hepburn and every star in between, no self-respecting icon of the 20th century would be seen without one. But the times have changed and now celebrities prefer to be seen living a healthier lifestyle, hence the huge movement in celebrity stars sporting a Vape or E-Cigarette as the new style accessory.
With the growing trend of electronic cigarette users (3.2 million users in the UK in 2018), and a huge increase globally from 7 million in 2011 to an astounding 35 million in 2016, it appears that electronic cigarettes are a mainstream item, here is the ultimate list of celebrity electronic cigarette endorsers:
The no nonsense music mogul has finally found a cure for his 80 cigarette a day addiction. Back in 2016 Cowell admitted he was worried the effect smoking was having on his son and partner, saying "This is something that I think it’s hard to let go of, because I really love cigarettes." He received hypnotic treatment to break this habit, but without success. He explained, "I’m leaving the hypnotist's room, the first thing I did was light a cigarette. But with e-cigarettes, it works, it tastes nice and sweet. It’s very good. And my driver who use to smoke 40 cigarettes a day, has not had a cigarette since switching”.
It appears after years of trying in vain, Cowell has finally made the change over from cigarettes, with its similar feel and taste, transferring over to SMOKO E-Cigarettes can be a smooth transition.
Worldwide celebrated actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio has infamously been titled “The Vaping Boss of Hollywood”, due to his regular appearance with an e-cigarette at high profile events such as The Oscars and Golden Globes. DiCaprio was one of the first trendsetters to make the switch to an e-cigarette, such an icon will always influence no matter what his doing!
It is also reported DiCaprio is so protective over his vape pen, he wouldn’t even let fellow star Miley Cyrus take a few puffs at a party. Such stars like Dicaprio have shifted the perception in recent times and have helped to make electronic cigarettes stylish, so much so that 71% of the middle age group now see vaping and E-Cigarettes as fashionable.
Back in 2010 actress Katherine Heigl was one of the first celebrities to publicly endorse the use of Vapes and E-Cigarettes. When interviewed by Parade.com she stated, "I use an electronic cigarette, I it helps me (avoid smoking) real cigarettes. You feel like you are smoking, and you get to exhale but it's just water vapor and not nicotine. I've been doing it for six months."
Heigl appeared smoking her E-cigarette whilst being interview on The Late Show with David Letterman in 2010, which allegedly lead to a 10% increase in visits to e-cigarette and Vaping websites, showing proof of the consumer influence that celebrities hold.
The much-loved singer songwriter quit smoking due to health scares and the strain on his vocal cords. Dr. Gabe Mirkin said “Smoking has already destroyed many of Barry’s cilia, so his bronchial tubes are no doubt now full of mucus blocking the flow of air in and out of his lungs. With continued smoking, he will have so much mucus blocking his bronchial tubes that he will be at increased risk for smothering to death.”
Switching to vaping allowed Manilow to quit the poisonous cigarettes, and on the topic, he stated, “They do for me, my band and my crew, all of us who hated smoking but couldn’t stop. As a musician, I place it on the piano like I always do, and I’ve read articles on it, and they can’t find anything wrong with it.”
In this regards Manilow is completely right as Public Health England recently stated that "e-cigarettes are at least 95% less harmful that normal cigarettes”.
Iconic model Kate Moss was an avid cigarette smoker (reported on average 30 a day) up until recently, when the appearance of wrinkles and other age-related signs, motivated her to quit, and none other than Simon Cowell introduced her to E-Cigarettes (thanks Simon!!). It is reported that she paid a stunning £2000 to get her precious E-Cigarettes flown out to her whilst on holiday in Spain.
As a model, Moss must be in great physical condition, and cigarettes lead to premature aging of facial skin (due to collagen and elastin damage from toxins found in cigarettes), sagging skin (smoking contributes to loss of skins elasticity), tar stains (leading to a discoloured yellow colour on ones skin), and uneven skin tone (due to lack of oxygen to skin cells and hundreds of poisonous chemicals entering your pores), to name but a few of the negative connotations. Hence the switch to electronic cigarettes has aided her long-term appearance.
The global pop sensation was a renowned chain smoker, stating it helped to moderate her mental health and anxiety issues. As we discussed in another blog, cigarettes do contribute to mental health problems, and an astounding 42% of smokers will suffer with a mental health issue, making Katy’s correlation between smoking and personal problems a popular theme.
It is reported Perry also quit smoking due to the negative affect it had on her vocal cords. Vocal cord nodules, vocal cords irritation, and improper vocal cord vibration are some of the implications influenced by cigarettes, thanks to the toxins and tar causing swelling. Cigarettes can also dry out the vocal cords and irritate the surrounding tissues, which can restrict the ability to sing. Switching to electronic cigarette brands such as SMOKO will allow better protection of one’s vocal cords.
Parallel to Katy Perry, musician, actress and fashion icon Lady Gaga quit smoking to save her vital vocal cords and enable a healthy lifestyle. A big influence to change to a healthier alternative was due to her “Chronic Fibromyalgia” disease. For many years Gaga was an avid smoker but switching to vaping enabled her to finally quit the cigarettes.
There are 4,000 other chemicals of varying toxicity in every cigarette, showing its poor affect for your health, showing just like Barry Manilow, Lady Gaga is correct in switching to a healthier alternative with e-cigarettes.
High end fashion designer Marc Jacobs is always on the pulse of latest trends, and it is no different with e cigarettes. Jacobs is also known as “vaporista” on social media platforms due to his high amount of vaping.
Maybe our E-Cigarette using celebs know more about the health and lifestyle benefits that some of us who are still smoking do not?
This might not be a problem for any of our celebrities, but for us mere mortals, the price of cigarettes is a huge part of why many of us want to quit. Another great aspect of switching to e-cigarettes is the massive cost savings compared to traditional cigarettes. By making the switch you can save up to £3,000 a year!
So, if you want to follow in the footsteps of your adored celebrities and join the growing e cigarette lifestyle trend, why not try a SMOKO E-Cigarette, and start living like the stars!
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