By Elvis Michael
The music mogul wants to kick the habit for the sake of his child
Simon Cowell has decided to try vaping in an attempt to quit smoking after numerous failed attempts. He is now more determined after becoming a father, prompting him to look into the popular e-cigarettes.
Cowell 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.”
The America’s Got Talent judge worries that his young son, Eric, would ask him to kick the habit someday.
He added: “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.”
The music mogul had previously undergone hypnotherapy, but resumed smoking merely minutes after ending the session.
“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,” he explained.
Meanwhile, Cowell has admitted that fatherhood has helped him grow and be calmer, adding: “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.”