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Simon Cowell using vape products to cut down decades-long smoking habit

Cowell feels sure he's finally on the road to success as he attempts to stub out his bad habit.

Music mogul Simon Cowell is hoping to 'vape away' his cigarette addiction.

The 56-year-old Syco Records founder has been puffing away on tobacco for decades, but new vaporizer products are helping him in his bid to give up smoking.

He tried e-cigarettes before to no avail, but his personal driver recently turned him onto a "b**ody good" model that serves as a satisfying alternative to lighting up a fag.

"It is fantastic," he gushed to the U.K.'s Daily Mirror about his new vape pen. "Look, now it is a bit of both, smoking and vaping. The idea is to cut down on the number.

"It has been successful. This vape is a good one, it tastes nice, it is sweet. My driver was on 40 (cigarettes) a day and since he got one he has cut out smoking completely. He told me about it."

Simon joked he's "still on 80 a day", but he is determined to cut down on his bad habit for the sake of his two-year-old son Eric.

The America's Got Talent star is happy with the progress he's made so far, considering smoking has been a big part of most of his adult life.

"It is a step in the right direction," he noted of his newfound vaping habit. "I don’t smoke in front of Eric for obvious reasons.

"It is hard, I have smoked for a long long time and sometimes it is just habit. But these things do help."

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