Kylie Jenner puffed on an e-cigarette and blew smoke rings in a Snapchat video that is bringing controversy to the young reality television star.
The 18-year-old posted the video that appeared to show her smoking an e-cigarette while her friend drove a car, People magazine reported. The clip has caused controversy among those speaking out against vaping, a growing trend among younger smokers.
While many people see this form of smoking as healthier than traditional cigarettes, others say that it is still very dangerous.
“We want parents to know that nicotine is dangerous for kids at any age, whether it’s an e-cigarette, hookah, cigarette or cigar,” said CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden in a statement. “Adolescence is a critical time for brain development. Nicotine exposure at a young age may cause lasting harm to brain development, promote addiction and lead to sustained tobacco use.”
— MTV UK (@MTVUK) January 8, 2016
The video of Kylie Jenner puffing a cigarette was not the first time the young television personality has been in trouble for her substance use. Last year she drew controversy when a Snapchat video appeared to show her saying she was “high as f***.”
Kylie later explained that she was actually saying that her Popeyes chicken was “good as f***,” but that many people misinterpreted what she was saying.
Kylie has been in trouble for other behavior, including her dating the much older rapper Tyga. Though Kylie has since turned 18, she has dated the now 26-year-old rapper for much longer. Many close to the family said that Tyga has been a bad influence on her.
“Since dating Tyga, Kylie’s definitely started to get wild from time to time,” a source told Hollywood Life. “Kylie is young, lives in LA and is dating a rapper — so it isn’t unusual for someone in her position to be partying the way she does.”
If the celebrity rumors are true, Kylie Jenner has definitely taken to the wild lifestyle. There have been reports that she and Tyga have a collection of sex tapes, ones they were rumored to be trying to sell for a seven- or even eight-figure payday.
She and Tyga have had a very rocky relationship, with reports of breakups and now apparent transgressions on the part of Tyga. This week he was accused of sending inappropriate messages to 14-year-old model Molly O’Malia, and just on Friday was accused of cheating with Brazilian model Annalu Cardoso.
The 23-year-old Cardoso told Us Weekly that she and Tyga had been hooking up when Kylie Jenner was not around.
“Tyga is very careful and waits until Kylie is out of the country,” a source tells Us (via the New York Daily News).
But the relationship with Cardoso reportedly ran its course.
“He used to find a way to see her, and that stopped,” the source adds. “They never officially stopped seeing each other, but she’s stopped talking to him.”
— JustJared.com (@JustJared) January 8, 2016
But others are not too surprised to see Kylie Jenner smoking a cigarette, seeing as how the teen has been living an adult life for quite some time now. She has reportedly been on her own financially for a few years, living off her own earnings rather than taking anything from her parents. She also moved out into a $2.7 million mansion in the middle of last year, one that she purchased with her own money.
[Image via Instagram/Kylie Jenner]