7 Times Vaping Made Its Way Into Film



1. The Tourist

In 2010’s The Tourist, Johnny Depp’s character is seen casually puffing on an e-cigarette while riding the train. Interestingly enough, there was no mention of, or gesture to, the vape at all. It’s likely that 2010 was too early for opinions to have formed around the subject of vaping.

2. House of Cards

In the Netflix original series House of Cards, Kevin Spacey’s character uses an e-cigarette, saying it’s an “…addiction without the consequences.” Considering the recent allegations against him, Spacey himself seems to be no stranger to avoiding the consequences of his actions.

3. True Detective

Rachel McAdams stars as a damaged detective in the HBO series True Detective. In light of the character’s dark past and high-stress job, she’s often seen puffing on an e-cigarette.

4. The Simpsons

In The Simpsons, it’s all about the laughs. When the children react with horror to Groundskeeper Willie’s bagpipe playing, he opts to improvise and use it as a vape instead.

5. 2 Broke Girls

While 2 Broke Girls makes vaping the butt of the joke, the writers actually bring up some great points about how vaping is viewed by non-vapers. Through humour, the show spoke to the inconsiderate act of vaping in enclosed public places, as well as the learning curve presented to new vapers.

6. Dirty Grandpa

Okay, so Dirty Grandpa probably isn’t the best depiction of e-cigarettes in film, but it’s still highlighted nonetheless. Zac Efron’s character takes a huge drag off of a vape, only to later find out exactly what he inhaled.

7. The Lazarus Effect

The Lazarus Effect, released in 2015, was a major box office bomb, only garnering a mere 15% rating from Rotten Tomatoes. Regardless, the e-cigarette plays a major role in the film, acting as a (highly) unlikely murder weapon.

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