‘Twas the year 1927 when the idea of an “electronic cigarette” was first released to the public; yet it wasn’t until 1963 when the idea actually became a rough product: a “smokeless non-tobacco cigarette.” The modern cigarette was perfected in the mid 2000s, which paved the way for many pen-style mods like Logic, nic-salt devices like Juul, and popular box mods like Smok and Eleaf. Vaping has evolved into not just as a way to decrease your cigarette usage, but as a kind of social status for “cloud chasers.” Things like tank sizes, box mod options, colors, and drip tips have exploded so that just about anything can be created to suit your personal preferences. And while you may have your own personal clique of vapers, did you know there are several celebrities who also enjoy a good hearty puff of the vape? It’s true! While some prefer the discreet orange and white cigarette look-a-like e-cig, there are quite a few who enjoy a hearty mod and tank setup, which features their favorite e-liquid swirling around. Browse through the list below, and see if you can spot your favorite celebrities, and enjoy some fun facts about each celebrity that you might not have known before!
1. Johnny Depp
First on our list of celebrity vapers is Johnny Depp. Johnny Depp has always struck me as the kinda guy who likes breaking rules and being a bold trendsetter for other people to warily follow. But did you also know that the enigmatic star of Sweeney Todd vapes? Talk about being a trendsetter. He was one of the first celebrities to be shown vaping in the movie “The Tourist,” casually puffing as he reads a newspaper on a train. Take a look at the video here and see for yourself! Now, granted, it looks extremely similar to the traditional cigarette, so don’t feel bad if you didn’t recognize that it’s a vape right away! Fun fact: Disney almost fired Johnny Depp because they didn’t like how he was portraying the imaginary Captain Jack Sparrow during the Pirates of the Carribean filming: eccentric, scatterbrained, and exasperating but maddeningly charming. As a result of the extraordinary captain, the Pirates franchise has become one of the best-loved pirate movies of all time. Imagine what might have happened to the famous Captain Jack Sparrow if Disney had followed through and let Johnny Depp go in favor of a more traditional pirate? “Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.”
2. Leonardo DiCaprio
Next on our list of vaping celebrities is none other than Leonardo DiCaprio. After countless nominations, the Revenant actor won his first much sought-after academy award, thanks to his character Hugh Glass. The actor is rarely spotted without his vape, and seems to have developed a deep affection for cloud chasing game. While he may not be the first celebrity who vaped on-screen (that honor goes to dear ‘ole Johnny Depp), he’s certainly made no attempt to hide that he enjoys vaping in public. Instead of using the discrete Logic pen-style e-cig, it looks as though the Wolf of Wall Street invested in a fancy box-mod setup, complete with a sturdy mod and a shiny tank, just brimming with his favorite e-liquid. Fun fact: did you know that Leonardo DiCaprio, who was indeed named after the famous painter, was advised to change his name to “Lenny Williams” to make it sound more friendly and American. Thankfully, he declined. Lenny Williams doesn’t quite have the same class and style as Leonardo Dicaprio, does it?
3. Samuel L. Jackson
Third on our list of celebrity vapers is Samuel L. Jackson. Jackson has never shied away from playing difficult roles on either side of good and evil, and shines in any role he plays, from the squeamish villain Valentine in The Kingsman or the masterful superhero leader Nick Fury in The Avengers. It’s clear though that the Star Wars saga really did leave a lasting impression on the famous Mace Windu, seeing as how he’s using a lightsaber-shaped vape setup in the picture below. Not quite sure where he got that snazzy setup, but I sure as hell want one too! I wonder if it lights up with purple LED lights too! Fun fact: did you know why Mace Windu’s lightsaber was purple? Apparently Mr. Jackson insisted of having a different color lightsaber because he wanted to always spot himself in a fight scene, wielding an angry purple sword in a field of ‘saber-swinging Jedi master. When Samuel Jackson asks for something, you’d better believe it gets done!
4. Lindsay Lohan
Fourth on our list of celebrity vapers is none other than the Lindsay Lohan. Lohan takes the e-cig route that is readily available at gas stations and convenience stores. Definitely cheaper than buying ejuice and batteries and everything else needed for your vape setup. But oh, the sadness of never puffing the ultimate cumulonimbus cloud of vapor! But I digress. The photo below features the Parent Trap star puffing on a Logic e-cig as she reads over a sheaf of papers. Fun fact about the Mean Girls actor: she actually wanted to portray the bitchy Regina George instead of the homeschooled and down-to-earth Cady Heron. The talented actor played her role flawlessly, but I can’t help but wonder what might have happened if the roles were reversed. Definitely would have been an interesting Freaky Friday twist!
5. Jack Nicholson
Fifth on our list of vaping celebrities is Jack Nicholson. Nicholson has long delighted movie-goers with nail-biters like The Shining, riveting performances as the Joker in the 1989 version of Batman, and Frank Costello in The Departed. Now he joins the list of celebrity vapers, and we say welcome! While it seems safe to say that Nicholson prefers vaping devices that look like actual cigars and cigarettes, you’ve got to admit, that o-ring he produced in the picture below is pretty badass! A fun fact about Nicholson is how he’s compared The Joker as a psychotic version of Bugs Bunny. Somehow, mentally dressing the laughable and mischievous bunny in a purple suit and green fur with a menacing grin seems almost sacrilegious. What do you think? Let me know in the comments below!
6. Katy Perry
Number six on our list of vaping celebrities is the incredibly talented artist Katy Perry. In the picture below, it seems that Perry tried a vape and she liked it! Corny jokes aside, the “Dark Horse” singer has been spotted numerous times sporting a pen-style vaping setup, puffing away with thin tendrils of vapor. How charming! Fun fact about Katy Perry: she dropped out of school at age 15, and a mere two years later started to record music. She’s been a voice-over actor, singer, and songwriter, and serves as an inspiration to young women everywhere. For all of those contemplating college, let this serve as a reminder that not every successful person went to college, and not every person that went to college is successful. And with those delightful words of wisdom, let’s see who’s next on our list of vaping celebrities!
7. Simon Cowell
Lucky number seven on our list of vaping celebrities is the infamous American Idol judge Simon Cowell. Cowell was one of the best yet most frustrating judges on American Idol for years. The outright refusal to say anything positive to less-than talented singers reduced many aspiring vocalists to tears, much to the delight of the show’s viewers. In many paparazzi pictures, Simon Cowell is shown smoking a cigarette and seeming to not care about anything that people think. Yet now in the picture below, it appears as though the America’s Got Talent judge has stepped into the vaping game. Fun fact about Simon Cowell: he doesn’t own a cellphone, and hasn’t had one in over a year. He says in an article here that not having a cellphone has allowed him to be more focused on his mental health, freeing him from the distractions that cell phones can bring. Think you can go without a phone for a year? Vitamin Water is having a contest for those who can go without their phone for a year. The prize? $100,000. The catch? You can’t touch any cell phone whatsoever, and will be given a lie-detector test at the end of the year to ensure your honesty. If this sounds like the perfect way to score a six-figure prize, check out the link here and let us know how it goes! $100K buys a lot of vape stuff that we’d be very happy to help you use!
8. Ben Affleck
Next at number eight on our list of vaping celebrities is Ben Affleck. Affleck has been spotted vaping in a number of public places, most notably his car. Wonder if he ever has to stop and clean the glass of all the fogginess (not that I would know from experience or anything). In the photo below, it seems as though Affleck has a penchant for box mods instead of the more discreet pen-style vape setup. Box mods have a better cloud-throwing ability, so we can only assume that Affleck heartily enjoys surrounding himself with a sweet-scented cloud. Fun fact about Ben Affleck: he is the first actor to have played both Batman and Superman on screen. This intriguing DC fact brings to light the obvious question of who would win in an epic throwdown...Ben Affleck or Ben Affleck? Decisions, decisions!
9. Richard Hammond
Ninth on our list of vaping celebrities is one of the three racecar drivers of Amazon’s The Grand Tour, Richard Hammond. Hammond, more of a lesser known celebrity but huge in the auto world, is famous for his witty remarks and deep love of all things fast. He’s starred in Top Gear for several years and as of 2016, has been hard at work filming The Grand Tour with Amazon. Richard Hammond has also joined the vape train, and has been seen laughing with a sleek pen-style vape in his grasp. Well done, Mr. Hammond! Peep James May sipping from a cup of coffee...and his infamous long hair before it was shorn short. Fun fact about Richard Hammond: he never thought he’d be cast for the part in Top Gear. After interviewing in 2002, he promptly forgot about it, doubting that he’d ever get a call-back. While he did work in radio, it was more challenging to be a television persona, simply because it’s no longer just about your voice. Now it’s about your personality, facial expressions, and physical appearance. But as much as Jeremy Clarkson and James May joke around, it’s Richard Hammond that truly completes the revered Three Musketeers of the car review world.
10. Robert Pattinson
Last but definitely not least, Number 10 on our vaping celebrity list is none other than Robert Pattinson. Pattinson gained an immense following for his heart-throbbing appearance as “Edward” in the Twilight series. But for the screaming Pottermore fans out there, yes, he was also Cedric Diggory in the Harry Potter series. Pattinson has been seen casually puffing on a pen-style vape that looks similar to the traditional cigarette, but glows blue when used. Fun fact: Pattinson’s absolute favorite cereal is Cinnamon Toast Crunch, which was apparently used as a bribe by George Stephanopoulos as a reward for revealing juicy details on why he broke up with co-star Kristen Stewart. We can only assume that R-Patz knew that there is a wide variety of e-liquids that mimic that very same crunchy cinnamon squares, and wisely decided to keep his silence.
And that wraps up our list of celebrities who vape! Granted, there are many many more, but we’ve picked some of our favorites here mixed in with some fun facts that you might not have known about your favorite celebrity. Vaping has become a part of many people lives, including these ten celebrities. Discovering that there are famous people out there who might like the same e-liquid flavors as you can be exciting, making us feel more connected as a cloud-chasing society. See any of your favorite actors using a vape setup you recognize? Let me know! With all of the vaping devices out there, it’d be really cool to see what celebrities choose to use. I’d especially like the one Samuel L. Jackson is using! Hopefully that wasn’t created as a special edition just for him, but if it was, it’s a beautiful work of vaping art! As always, vape happy my friends, and may your clouds be forever flavorful!