Katherine Heigl, the American actress has been using an 'electronic cigarette' for the past nine months after giving up smoking. The actress discussed the smoking aid when she made an appearance on 'The Late Show with David Letterman' last September and she was photographed using the device at a Los Angeles restaurant last week. Even in the back of a taxi, the 32-year-old can be seen puffing away on her trusty stick.
Katherine has been vocal in her struggle to quit smoking over the years, and turned to the electronic device after failing to quit after adopting daughter Naleigh in 2009.
Describing her efforts to give up the unhealthy habit, Katherine said: You start once a week, maybe with a cocktail with friends at a bar, and then you buy your first pack during a really stressful break-up, and then its downhill from there.
The actress is on holiday in Miami with her husband Josh Kelley, and cuts a rare sight on the non-smoking beaches with a cigarette elegantly protruding from those picture-perfect lips.
But all is not what it seems, because the Knocked Up star is using her handy 'smokestick' electric cigarette accessory.
The stunning mum-of-one credits the contraption with helping her beat a chronic addiction to nicotine.
And it certainly helps her avoid being sent to smokers purgatory in smoke-sensitive LA.
During an interview with David Letterman in September, she described her efforts to give up the unhealthy habit, Katherine said: 'You start once a week, maybe with a cocktail with friends at a bar, and then you buy your first pack during a really stressful break-up, and then it's downhill from there.
'I've tried everything. I've tried the patch. I've tried the gum. I've done Chantix, twice, which made me bananas (a prescription medicine used as a quit smoking aid).'
The electronic cigarette uses water vapour and liquid nicotine. It is legal to use inside as the water vapour breathed out by users is harmless to others.
As far back as 2008, Katherine was publicly discussing her battle with quitting after attracting negative press when she was constantly picture smoking.
The actress has just completed scenes in New York on New Year's Eve, the follow up to last year's Valentine's Day.
She was drafted in to replace Halle Berry after the Oscar winner decided to concentrate on her custody battle with Gabriel Aubry, though another part was later created for Berry.