Simon Cowell takes up vaping in bid to quit smoking
Simon Cowell has taking up vaping in order to quit smoking.
The 56-year-old music mogul is trying to cut down on smoking because of his two-year-old son Eric and is hoping he will find success with e-cigarettes.
Simon told The Sun: "The idea is to cut down on the number.
"The Vape has been successful. It's a good one, it tastes nice and sweet.
"My driver was on 40-a-day and he has cut out smoking completely. I'm on 80-a-day now. It's a step in the right direction. I don't smoke in front of Eric for obvious reasons."
Last year Simon admitted he was worried that Eric would ask him to quit smoking when he gets older.
He said: "I have tried everything. If Eric grows up and says stop it I don't know what I would do."
"I don't smoke around him and I wouldn't do that. I have thought about what he might say in a few years. It is my worst vice ... this is the one thing I would find very difficult to give up because I do love a cigarette."
And he was unsuccessful when he underwent hypnotherapy in a bid to kick the habit, as he had another cigarette in his mouth within moments of leaving the session.
He explained: "I tried once to give up smoking, and the first thing I did when I walked out of the hypnotist's was light up a cigarette. I actually wanted one more."
Meanwhile, the 'X Factor' judge admitted he's changed since he became a father as he's now calmer and can put things into perspective with ease.
He said: "I think like with anything, you have a lot more perspective on things.
"Eric has made a massive difference because I wasn't expecting that and I didn't know what that would bring to my life. He is so much fun."
He added: "I just think that sometimes when we are all feeling a bit down I think we are lucky to be able do what we want and you have to take it that way. I still consider that."