Vaping in TV shows

Cigarettes have always been associated with a certain form of sophistication and mystery. How many times have we seen James Bond smoking in his movies?
Of course, all of this changed when scientific studies started to show that tobacco was harmful for our health. Today, vaping is hitting our screens, and it is time for a first overview!
In this post, we will introduce you with 5 television shows where electronic cigarettes are in the spotlight.

2 Broke Girls

2 Broke Girls follows Max and Caroline, two friends who work in a Diner, a typically American restaurant. They are also working on launching their cupcake activity.
In an episode of the 4th season, Max has to explain to her customers that they cannot use their e-cigarette in the restaurant. To which they answer with full confidence: “Relax, it’s not a cigarette. It has a battery!”.

 House of Cards

Vaping in TV Shows - House of cards
House of Cards follows the journey towards the presidence of the United States of Franck Underwood (Kevin Spacey).
In this short extract, Franck is vaping when he is interrupted by Claire, his wife. As she is blaming him for vaping, he answers “You should try it. Addiction without the consequences”.

True Detective

Vaping in TV Shows - True Detective

True Detective is an anthology where each season has a different intrigue and cast but with a similar theme: police investigations.
In the season 2, Ray Velcoro, the character played by Collin Farrell, has a very firm opinion on e-cigarettes which is not shared at all by his partner who is a vaper, Ani Bezzerides, played by Rachel McAdams.

The Simpsons

Vaping in TV Shows - The SimpsonsThe Simpsons have made more than one reference to vaping over the last few years. In a 2015 episode entitled “Let’s Go Fly A Coot” Bart discovers vaping through Annika, one of Milhouse’s cousin, and he starts buying material at the Kwik-E Market. We can also see Willie vaping from his bagpipe! Among the children who try vaping, we can even witness Maggie, the baby. The episode unsurprisingly triggered a real controversy both among the vaping community, which accused the show of giving a wrong image of the industry and among anti-smoking and youth protection groups, according to which the Simpsons gave a “cool” image of vaping.

Humans

This British show takes place in an alternative present tense where technology has made it possible to create the ‘Synths’, domestic robots who obey human orders. Some of them are mysteriously gifted with a conscience and a true will. Contrary to the Sipsons, the vaping community was very happy to see Detective Drummond, a Special Technologies Task Force officer who has always been suspicious of synths, regularly vape in Season 2.

Don’t hesitate to share with us your favorite shows in the comments section. This list is far from exhaustive and there are most certainly some other gems to discover!

Jeremie

Jeremie is a journalist who has been writing about e-cigarettes for four years. Always on the lookout for new trends, he has already tested hundreds of different products.