Celebrities Vaping on Screen

You may know e-cigarettes as newly invented products that provide an alternative to smoking, and you may be right. But what you may not know is that the idea of vaping has been around since the 1960s, when the first e-cigarette patent was designed. You just hadn’t seen celebrities vaping yet.

E-cigarettes gained almost no popularity until 2010 when pop culture publications, celebrities, movies, and the music industry embraced E-cigarettes as a legitimate alternative to smoking traditional tobacco products. As studies indicated some years later, they were right.

We tried to track down the most popular moments when e-cigarettes made their appearance on the big screen, on television, in music videos, and at major events, as a habit and not as a health-related TV show topic.

Detroit 1-8-7

In 2010, the TV show Detroit 1-8-7 narrated the everyday trials and tribulations of Detroit’s homicide unit. In 2011, Megan Dodds appeared as Jess Harkins, and she was one of the first fictional characters to ever vape on national television.

Good news for the vaping community, bad news for Detroit 1-8-7, whose ratings did not convince its audience.

House of Cards

Speaking of television, here is another—more recent but still great—example of vaping on a popular show. Netflix’s House of Cards has probably caught your attention, and even if you have never watched it, you know that it is a production that many filmmakers would envy.

In House of Cards, Frank Underwood, the character incarnated by the one and only Kevin Spacey, keeps trying to deal with his smoking addiction and, in the scene below, has already found the solution explaining, in just a single sentence, what vaping is all about in his eyes: “Addiction without the consequences”:

Late Show with David Letterman

If you really want to know more about vaping we suggest you read a study like this one, and not let Katherine Heigl explain it all to you.

You see, as she admitted on the Late Show with David Letterman, she doesn’t really know how e-cigarettes work but she, at least, knew that it is “a fun, not-that-bad-for-you addiction.” Luckily, a study published two years later by the British government proved her right.

David Letterman, who, as he has said to Oprah in the past, has not smoked in 30 years, also had three puffs describing Heigl’s e-liquid flavor as, “remarkable.”

The Tourist

We are sure you remember The Tourist, the 2010 movie in which Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp played the spies that everybody wanted to sleep with. In the scene below, Depp’s character, Frank, is enjoying his e-cig on a train when Elise Clifton-Ward (Angelina Jolie) spots him.

Of course, he forgot about his e-cigarette after this contact. Come on, who wouldn’t?

Off- to On-Screen

In fact, many movie stars have switched to vaping as a healthier alternative, with Jack Nicholson, John Cusack, Lindsay Lohan, Leonardo DiCaprio and many more, using their e-cigarettes daily.

For example, Zac Efron, who used to be one of Hollywood’s heaviest smokers, now vapes and his character, Teddy, on the movie Neighbors, was a vaper as well. The same goes for the extraordinary Sienna Miller, who was vaping during the Golden Globes Awards, in a room full of people where the use of e-cigarettes—of course—was permitted.Effron Vaping

Hard Out Here

And let’s not forget about music videos. The vaping industry is getting bigger and bigger as time goes by, and it has to market itself. Product placements in music videos like Hard Out Here by Lily Allen did not come as a surprise, making vaping a more and more popular habit.

Uno Momento

In fact, vaping is becoming a more and more popular habit all over the world, like in Croatia, where the country’s superstar Severina presented vaping as a really sexy experience in her music video:


So, what did we miss? Do you remember any vaping moments on television, music videos, or movies? Please, leave it in the comments below! Happy vaping!

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  • Rob

    Conor Oberst (of the band Bright Eyes) is clearly vaping a lit-tip e-cig in the music video for “Zigzagging Toward the Light” from his 2d solo album “Upside Down Mountain” (Nonesuch Records 2014).

    • Halo Admin

      Thanks for the info!