Four Senators of the Democratic Party have written complaints to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association slamming them on the use of electronic cigarettes at the Golden Globes. Leonardo Di Caprio, along with Julia Dreyfuss, were using their e-Cigarettes while the camera was focussed on them during the Golden Globe Awards. Innocent enough you would think, but these Democratic senators are making a case that these actions are glorifying e-Cigarettes, e-Liquids and smoking to the under age population.
The letter reads:
‘In light of studies showing that exposure to on-screen smoking is a major contributor to smoking initiation among youth, we are troubled that these images glamorize smoking and serve as celebrity endorsements that could encourage young fans to begin smoking traditional cigarettes or e-cigarettes,’
As stated by NBC News.
The senators who have slammed Leonardo and Julia all co-signed the letter of complaint and are working to take stronger action. The four Democratic Senators are Dick Durbin from Illinois, Richard Blumenthal from Connecticut, Ed Markey from Massachusetts and Sherrod Brown from Ohio.
The complaint letter was sent to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the organisers of the Golden Globe Awards, and NBC Studios which televises the show. Neither the Foreign Press or NBC has yet to make a comment on the letter giving there opinion.
Leonardo Di Caprio has had a lot of success quitting smoking with e-Cigarettes, and as an ex heavy smoker himself he understands why e-Cigarettes are so important to him. At the Golden Globes Leo along with Julia were drinking and every ex-smoker knows that after a drink you crave cigarettes. In our opinion Leo and Julia should be commended with giving up cigarettes and changing to a healthier, cheaper option.
The Golden Globes vaping fiasco was viewed by Dr Manny Alvarez, who went on to complain to Fox News, also slamming Julia Dreyfuss and Lionardo Di Caprio which he states is particularly dangerous for young women.
‘I know Hollywood stars always want to promote healthy lifestyles and different “health” products, but promoting e-cigarettes as being cool or trendy is setting a poor example,
wrote Dr Manny Alvarez.
Julia didn’t just get criticised for e-Cigarettes during the awards, Tina Fey (star of 30 Rock) and Amy Poehler also teased Seinfeld star Julia Louis-Dreyfus for acting ‘too cool’ and abandoned her tv roots by choosing to sit with movie stars instead.