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Dot Cotton Is one of us :)

Discussion in 'UK Forum' started by ApOsTle51, Apr 25, 2009.

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  1. Kate

    Kate Moved On

    Jun 26, 2008
    UK
    It's great that June Brown is a vaper, hopefully she'll spread the word a bit.

    Which other British stars smoke? Maybe we could have some of them endorse us or be patrons of Right to Vape or something.

    How would I go about getting in touch with June Brown, anybody know?
     
  2. chief druid

    chief druid Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 4, 2009
    north wales U.K.
  3. Kate

    Kate Moved On

    Jun 26, 2008
    UK
    Is that really her address or are you having me on Druid? Can never tell with you ;)
     
  4. Angela

    Angela Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 20, 2009
    Hertfordshire, England
    Funnily enough, my other half and I had similar discussions. He even spent an hour on the internet to see if he could find a list of smoking celebrities, but he couldn't :(
     
  5. katink

    katink Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 24, 2008
    the Netherlands
    Ask intellicig - they handed out evo's to a whole list of celebrities a while back. Follow that list to find them... :)
     
  6. chief druid

    chief druid Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 4, 2009
    north wales U.K.
    *cheeky grin*
     
  7. Caesarea

    Caesarea Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Mar 12, 2009
    UK

    With all the stigmatisation that goes on, even at sub-celeb level, this doesn't seem surprising. I expect if they want to work, they have to keep it hidden.

    Look at all the flak they get over their bodyweight...

    C.
     
  8. Kate

    Kate Moved On

    Jun 26, 2008
    UK

    ... thought as much :rolleyes: :p


    Does Joanna Lumley smoke? She did as Patsy in Absolutely Fabulous and has been a great advocate for the Gurkhas.

    Thanks for the tip Katink, I remember that now, they gave out freebies at the BAFTAs.
     
  9. tribalmasters

    tribalmasters Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 19, 2008
    United Kingdom
    The Celebrity Big Brother TV reality show has had smokers on, they can't hide it and they have an oversized ashtray to smoke in hehe!
     
  10. frogbmth

    frogbmth Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 8, 2009
    Dorset, UK
  11. Kate

    Kate Moved On

    Jun 26, 2008
    UK
    That's great Andy, thanks. These names stand out for me -

    Jeremy Clarkson
    Simon Cowell
    Suggs
    Hugh Laurie
    Ronnie Wood
    Robert Lindsay
    Gok Wan
    Amy Winehouse
    Will Young

    I think I might contact some of them to see if they are aware of vaping and if they'll help us.
     
  12. Caesarea

    Caesarea Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Mar 12, 2009
    UK
    Excellent list - thanks!

    C.
     
  13. Angela

    Angela Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 20, 2009
    Hertfordshire, England
    OK - A list of UK smokers can be extracted from those pictures, but then how do you go about contacting them / getting them to try an e-cig?

    (I believe Stephen Fry was also a smoker, but that he was trying to give up a little while ago. Not sure if he succeeded or not, but if not, he could be a GREAT candidate IMHO)
     
  14. tribalmasters

    tribalmasters Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 19, 2008
    United Kingdom
    Stephen Fry is the one who thinks Macs are great! I hope he is aware that Macs are x86s with a nice Unix based OS on top!
     
  15. frogbmth

    frogbmth Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 8, 2009
    Dorset, UK
    Stephen would have been perfect, but I seem to remember reading that he is now a converted anti for all things smoking. I could be wrong - as usual :)
     
  16. Kate

    Kate Moved On

    Jun 26, 2008
    UK
    Contacting them is the tricky bit. I'm not sure how to go about that yet but I'll have a good think.

    Getting them to try vaping - if they're interested, isn't a big concern I don't think, we can just get a complimentary kit sent to them. There are one or two very friendly suppliers in the UK who I'm sure would help us. Ecigs.co.uk have already offered to sponsor research kits if we ever get organised so that would be my first port of call.

    Then, if they enjoy vaping and we make a convert we can ask them if they'll speak for us, be a patron of Right to Vape or just generally be a goodwill ambassador.

    I'd love to get Stephen Fry to help us, he's very articulate, charismatic and he's a gadget freak too. Hugh Laurie would be a good catch and he has a large following in the US also.

    Any suggestions about how to contact these folks gratefully received.

    Stephen Fry has a Facebook account so that might be a way to contact him. Anyone here use Facebook?

    EDIT
    Even if Stephen Fry has quit he might still like to help others who smoke still.
     
  17. frogbmth

    frogbmth Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 8, 2009
    Dorset, UK
    Most celebs have official websites with addresses to send fanmail to. The best way is usually to contact their agent. I used to be a geeky sci fi convention organiser in my younger days, we found it surprisingly easy to talk to them via their agent. A google search does it, like search 'Gok Wan Agenet' and you get

    Gok Wan : Fashion - Carol Hayes Management, leading London agency for Hair, Makeup, Fashion and Styling artists, Hair stylists, hair makeup artists, fashion stylists, male grooming, kids fashion, still life stylists, interior stylists, mens fashion,
     
  18. Caesarea

    Caesarea Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Mar 12, 2009
    UK
    Especially, I'd have thought.
    Sounds like a team on RTV might be needed...it'll be a lot of hard work.
    Unless we have an ECF member who frequents London night spots and restaurants...:)

    C.

    Edit: Andy's tip re agents also excellent idea.
     
  19. Angela

    Angela Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 20, 2009
    Hertfordshire, England
    Well, I am often out and about in Central London, but I don't frequent the same places they do! I also live not too far from Elstree Studios. Both of these facts are pretty useless if we don't know who is where when, but if there is some initial contact made remotely and a 'personal' approach required as a 'follow up', let me know.
     
  20. frogbmth

    frogbmth Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 8, 2009
    Dorset, UK
    I sometimes have to deal with celebrities at work, next time I talk to one I will be sure to get onto the subject of smoking somehow :D
     
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