Dance Articles > Why Do Dancers Smoke?

Discussion in 'Dance Articles' started by BodiesByBija, Feb 17, 2005.

  1. BlueDingo

    BlueDingo New Member

    Dancers smoke for the same reason models do, to stay skinny. Nicotine prolongs the need for food by filling you up and suppressing hunger. I also think they smoke for the relaxing sensation it gives on hectic, stressful days, especially during long and hard practices. They're to many pressures on girls professionally to be skinny and have "the perfect body" and that is the main reason that drives girls to smoke.

    I do not smoke, just to clarify.
  2. Peaches

    Peaches Well-Known Member

    gosh darnit!! When's this thing gonna kick in?!?!
  3. etp777

    etp777 Active Member

    Indeed I'll go buy a carton of camels at the px right now if I can get that side effect. :)
  4. Peaches

    Peaches Well-Known Member

    No kidding, right?

    You mean I've been trying to limit my smoking, and thinking that I smoke because I enjoy it, and the rituals around it, and the habit, and the relaxation...and because I'm addicted (either to the nicotine or the above things)...and I could have been smoking so much more and gettin' skinny?

    Dangit! So much time, just wasted!

    Somebody pass me a lighter!
  5. etp777

    etp777 Active Member

    Man, just about 5, and REALLY want to pick up a pack now. Been insanely busy day, Tier 3 (or 1? acn't remember which order they number them in) above us pushed down a new policy, one day early, that hass about a third of the base not able to login to their computers. Been scrambling all day trying to fix this for people, and have to do it individually, can't push a mass fix.
  6. Heather2007

    Heather2007 New Member

    Worse! Why do oncologists smoke. Now, there's the rub
  7. Peaches

    Peaches Well-Known Member

    Don't do it, etp. Believe me, I understand. But if you've managed to be quit for this long, don't start again.
  8. saludas

    saludas New Member

    FYI, every time you see a size 20 standing outside a building, in freezing weather, eyes scrunched in that 'smoker's crinkle', it's one more sign that 'smoking for beauty' does not work....
  9. spectator

    spectator Member


    If I roll my own blend and put in some broccoli florets as the filter.......?
  10. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member know I love you... but cancer makes one very very skinny and it ain't worth it...which I know you are beautiful just the way you are
  11. Peaches

    Peaches Well-Known Member

    Oh, I know. I was being purely facetious. Having a bit of fun being a smart-alec.
  12. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    I know but...well...I worry about you sometimes...can't help it
  13. Peaches

    Peaches Well-Known Member

    I know, and I appreciate it. I worry about me, too. Sometimes, though, words/posts of mine are a way of dealing with and deflecting criticism before someone has the chance to make something more of it. ;-)
  14. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

  15. DoALittleDance

    DoALittleDance New Member

    You are so right. I'm trying to quit right now, and it is quite the journey. I imagined it would be soooo much easier than it is. Hopefully i can stick to it!
  16. melissalive33

    melissalive33 New Member

    I think its a completely social thing
  17. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    well it may start as a social thing but it is an addiction as powerful as heroin
  18. noobster

    noobster Member

    I understand the point you are trying to make, but I'm guessing you have never seen anyone in the acute stages of withdrawal from heroin?!!
  19. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    didn't say the withdrawal was as bad...only that the addiction was as strong...which has been backed up by research studies...pardon my inability to access them several years out from the source...but yes, I have seen a variety of withdrawal scenarios...including crack babies...not fun...
  20. flashdance

    flashdance Active Member

    Best wishes to those of you trying to quit. I've never smoked myself but I'd imagine it can take a lot of will power to give up. But just think in your mind how good you'll feel/look without the smoking. < that's something I kept thinking of when losing weight. It can be done - it's all in your head.

    ditto. I carpet burned my jazz shoes with some 80s music :(


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