October 5th, 2010
04:20 PM ET
Cigarettes used to be a stress reliever for Katherine Heigl, but now the 31-year-old actress is definitively proclaiming that "smoking sucks" - except when it comes to electronic cigarettes.
Heigl, whose movie “Life As We Know It” opens on October 8, told Parade magazine that an electronic cigarette has been a life-saver for the past six months.
“I know it sound’s ridiculous, but it's helping me not to actually smoke real cigarettes,” Heigl said. “You feel like you are smoking, and you get to exhale but it’s just water vapor and not nicotine.”
Now that she’s leaving her packs in the past, Heigl added that she's developed an idea on how to talk to adopted daughter Naleigh about smoking, and is considering using an argument that goes past the familiar warnings.
“The one thing I would say to my kid," Heigl said, "is ‘It’s not just that it’s bad for you. Do you want to spend the rest of your life fighting a stupid addiction to a stupid thing that doesn’t even really give you a good buzz?’”
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