From left to right: Katherine Heigl, Dennis Quaid, JWOWW, Kevin Connolly, Trace Cyrus (South Beach Smoke)

Are electronic cigarettes "a thing" now?

These pictures of celebrities "smoking" vapor cigarettes are making us wonder

Prachi Gupta
September 19, 2012 9:30PM (UTC)

Some celebrities have been seen "smoking" electronic cigarettes, also known as "e-cigs." E-cigs are electric inhalers that vaporize diluted nicotine and propylene glycol solution directly into the bloodstream (as opposed to the lungs). They're advertised as safer and healthier than the tobacco variety (though the jury's still out). But really, who cares about science? Stars like Robert Pattinson, Katherine Heigl and and Zac Efron might be onboard. What else do you need to know?

[slide_show id=13016149]


Images Courtesy of Victory PR and

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

MORE FROM Prachi GuptaFOLLOW prachiguLIKE Prachi Gupta

Related Topics ------------------------------------------

Celebrity E-cigs Entertainment_culture Smoking

Fearless journalism
in your inbox every day

Sign up for our free newsletter

• • •