Former Hollywood bad boy Nick Nolte has had more than his fair share of negative publicity over the years.
Who can forget his mad haired police mug-shot following his 2002 arrest on suspicion of drink driving?
When blood tests revealed the presence of the date rape drug GHB, Nolte, who starred alongside Eddie Murphy in 48 Hours back in 1982, allegedly said, “I’ve been taking it for four years and I’ve never been raped yet.”
Now though it seems the 69 year old has put his well publicised battles with drink and drugs firmly behind him – and he’s even managed to kick tobacco into touch after taking up a SmokeStik.
Nolte, voted the ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ by People magazine in 1992, was given a SmokeStik, the world’s leading brand of electronic cigarette, six months ago and yesterday admitted it had helped him to quit the fags.
In a statement Nolte said: "Using Smokestik is a real good way to get off the cigarette. If you have a relapse with regular cigarettes, immediately pick up the Smokestik."
SmokeStik’s are battery operated devices which give smokers a nicotine hit without the need for harmful tobacco. In America they have been eagerly adopted by big name celebrities such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Lindsay Lohan, and Paris Hilton.
A spokesman said: “We are thrilled that Nick Nolte has become the latest celebrity to quit smoking thanks to SmokeStik.”
SmokeStiks release only an odourless vapour and are believed to be relatively healthy compared to traditional tobacco based cigarettes.
They are not restricted by the ban on smoking in public places and can be enjoyed in bars and restaurants – a factor which has led to many UK smokers ditching tobacco in their favour.
The spokesman confirmed the product was selling well since its launch in Selfridges last year. Sales on the company’s website www.SmokeStikUK.com are also growing.
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