Katherine Heigl's a fan of electronic cigarettes
October 5th, 2010
04:20 PM ET

Katherine Heigl's a fan of electronic cigarettes

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?’”

Filed under: Celebrities • Katherine Heigl

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  1. Christina Marie

    I think people should be able to smoke whatever they want, but I have found something that works great for myself and all of my friends. We are all mild smokers, so a "kit" seems pointless for us. We all bought the disposables from http://www.ZemoCigs.com and LOVE them! They are great because we can go out and enjoy a smoke, but don't have to worry about anything else. When we are done, we just toss them! The e-cigarette has been a lifesaver.

    October 17, 2013 at 12:55 am | Report abuse |
  2. john watson

    Well I think the e cig industry as a whole is getting unnecessary scrutiny by governments' who are probably more concerned about the money they're going to lose from real cigarettes. The fact that real cigs are retardedly unhealthy means it would be impossible to find an e cig anywhere near as dangerous. The health benefit isn't in question, the greedy governments are. I made an informational website recently to try and educate people about e cigs without any bias or propoganda, here is the link http://e-cigaret.co.uk

    July 12, 2013 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
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    February 23, 2013 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
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    March 28, 2012 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Elvis

    What Katherine Heigl smokes is very healthy. ESPECIALLY compared to tobacco cigarettes. You can find a list of all the ingredients in an ecig as well as how they are used here

    December 2, 2011 at 5:41 am | Report abuse |
  9. Louis

    Get more info on electronic cigarette, including disposable E-Cigs at:

    July 5, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Blake

    I watched the video and was amazed! So, I bought one! Love it! Oh, I bought a few different one to try and really liked the vapor and throat hit from Vapor Concepts pen style e cigarette! they have a really funny video on there web site. http://www.vaporconcepts.com Good Luck everyone!

    December 21, 2010 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  11. snooksiella

    Katherine Heigl-puffing away on her electronic cigs! The last time I saw her she was a doctor...right? They are not terribly different from regular cigs. Perhaps some challenging mental/physical activities would be a nice distraction...she should be on MINUTE TO WIN IT or something, haha (which, by the way, airs on NBC Tuesday, Dec 7th at 8/7c...sooo excited). It would be great if they did a celebrity edition. I hear they're doing Christmas specials and stuff, too. Can't wait!

    December 1, 2010 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jim

    Why have e-cigarettes become so popular? The top reasons are that your health will improve, you start saving money and you will not have that odor about you. They contain 4 ingredients that are not harmful to your health. Unlike the FDA is trying to claim in the States. While they still allow other stop smoking products that contain nicotine. http://newtech-news.com/e-cigarette-review/ which finally helped me find the best one available. They have new flavors coming out just in time for the holidays. If you smoke, make that decision to quit today. Stop by and read their reviews and research. Cheers!

    November 1, 2010 at 1:50 am | Report abuse |
  13. HimuRa Kenshin

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    October 27, 2010 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Adam Quilton

    Electronic cigarettes are better for you even if only because they don't contain 4000 chemicals when used. It's better to read up on a subject before you post. Here's an example: http://www.quit-smoking-comparison.com/e-cig

    October 18, 2010 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Penn Mason

    Electronic cigarettes no matter how you look at it are better than nasty tobacco cigarettes! They are help people find a alternative to smoking tobacco. Millions of consumers cant be wrong..proof they work for so many including myself. I purchased mine at the best price at http://www.smokepower.com

    October 10, 2010 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  16. Kjcube

    Cigarettes are stupid. If you need to do something as unhealthy as smoking, you might as well look badass doing it and go with cigars 😉

    October 8, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
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    October 7, 2010 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Bety

    The best e cig http://www.electronic-cigarette.ie/

    October 6, 2010 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  19. John

    I was able to quit cigarettes after twenty years.

    October 6, 2010 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  20. Michael

    Good for her! More people should switch, it's a much healthier alternative. I did about 8 months ago and I'm loving it. I found mine at http://www.mistycig.com they've got a great selection! Good luck my fellow smokers!

    October 5, 2010 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Doogle

    Actually, electronic cigarettes are the leading cause of electronic cancer.

    The only thing, Katherine, is remove the "good" from the "buzz" talk. Don't label "buzz" as a necessarily good thing.

    October 5, 2010 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  22. coffin nails

    I watched cigarettes kill my grandmother a slow painful death. I can't believe anyone today smoking them. There is sooo much information telling us how bad they are for you. It is very unattractive for anyone to smoke. Cigarette smokers don't inhale... THEY SUCK!

    October 5, 2010 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Ashley Mae

    Good for her!!! I am moved by what she says to her daughter. I am an avid smoker and had my heart wrenched out of me a couple of days a go when my 2 1/2 year old picked up my pack of cigarettes from my purse and said "okay mommy i'm going outside to smoke now...just like you!!"...It takes a lot of balls to quit, so I commend her.

    October 5, 2010 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • gary smith

      Try http://www.americaneliquidstore.com and watch their training videos. I started there 2 weeks ago by buying a 510 starter kit, and so far I've cut down by 2/3 to 10 tobacco cigs a day without even trying! I'm not quitting nicotine right now, just tar and fear of the grim reaper.

      November 29, 2010 at 5:47 am | Report abuse |
    • tim

      Good for Katherine to quit. I had quit thru electronic cigarettes – I think there really is great potential for these devices to help many people...You can find info on electronic cigarettes at http://www.allecigs.com.

      November 8, 2011 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Melissa

    Hah. Here's the big joke – electonic cigs aren't bad for you. Perhaps you should look up the ingredients on what you're inhaling, because one of the main ingredients is a chemical used in anti-freeze.

    October 5, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      Unless you can tell me what exactly that chemical is and what it specifically does, I'm not worried. 'Chemicals' are in everything. They are everything.

      October 5, 2010 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Keith

      At least she won't freeze in the winter.

      October 6, 2010 at 5:03 am | Report abuse |
    • BigTobacco

      You know what else is is a chemical used in Anti-Freeze? H-2-O... AHHHHH We're all drinking chemicals used in anti-freeze. Please stop mindlessly repeating what idiot senators who are in the pocket of Big Tobacco are getting paid to tell you. Electronic cigarettes have helped a lot of people and would help a lot more, if only people in government weren't getting paid so much money to keep them out of the mainstream.

      October 6, 2010 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
    • JBH

      I assume that you are talking about Propylene Glycol. Maybe you need to start looking things up yourself. PG is a common FDA approved product. Its used to make anit-freeze less toxic. Not to mention that its used in a myriad of household and medical products including including oral, injectable and topical formulations.

      October 6, 2010 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
    • JBH

      Just some additional info on some of the other FDA approved chemicals in e-cigs:


      October 6, 2010 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
    • gary smith

      The ingredient you refer to is not in the vegetable glycerine that most people use in their electronic cigarettes. That's in PG, not the VG used these days by most, including me. I smoke only a third of the tobacco cigarettes I used to.... these things are helping me quit tobacco.

      November 29, 2010 at 5:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Tim

      Hello, here's an article on The Side Effects of Electronic Cigarettes – http://goarticles.com/article/The-Side-Effects-of-Electronic-Cigarettes/5536770/

      PG or propylene glycol, the ingredient used in anti-freeze, is an ingredient that is "generally recognized as safe" by the FDA for use in food.

      Moe information on e-cigarettes – http://www.allecigs.com/


      November 8, 2011 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Lombardo

    I got something she can smoke... If you know what I'm sayin'

    October 5, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Frank

    "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?’"

    She must've been smoking a crappy brand.

    I'll smoke my next cig for her.

    October 5, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bety

      Watch the video http://www.electronic-cigarette.ie . Quickly change your mind

      October 27, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |

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