Electronic cigarettes are now treading a familiar path to many fashionable items – being brought into the spotlight by celebrities, criticised by the Government and authorities and then seeing their popularity rise subsequently.
The small electronic devices and celebrities who used them at the recent awards ceremony, used by so many as alternatives to traditional cigarettes, are now being chastised by US senators who claim that a poor example is being set for younger viewers.
As the camera panned over the assembled crowd of TV and film stars, both Leonardo DiCaprio and Julia Louis-Dreyfus were snapped puffing away on electronic cigarettes, much to the chagrin of the senators concerned that young viewers would immediately replicate this behaviour. In a somewhat bemusing admittance, little to nothing was said about the innumerate celebrities who were spotted quaffing the complimentary wine and champagne – apparently not such a bad example for the youth. (click for more)