Dance Articles > Why Do Dancers Smoke?

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

  1. Simi-Lanjiao

    Simi-Lanjiao Member

    I got into salsa because I smoke cigars. LOL.

    Turned out that there were people having salsa classes at one of the cigar lounges in town... and the rest was history. Nobody could tell me off for puffing away after class because it was a cigar lounge in the first place. :D
  2. Bailamosdance

    Bailamosdance Well-Known Member

  3. SpiritBoy

    SpiritBoy New Member

    Sadly, many dancers and athletes in general use smoking as a means to control their weight. Cigarettes contain some very addictive substances that are very hard to over come. I myself have never smoked and never will. I hate the smell of cigarettes.
  4. Shane Parkins

    Shane Parkins New Member

    There are actually some really good forums out there to help you quit too ! I know a few people who quit using quickmist and several forums
  5. toothlesstiger

    toothlesstiger Well-Known Member

    To all who say "never": I am old enough to have known many people who had to eat their words on many versions of "I will never...". I was certainly in that category when I was young. And when we are in difficult circumstances, emotional or otherwise, it's a prime opportunity for "never" to become "now". Sometimes it's comical, sometimes it's tragic. In my case, it was on the heels of a painful divorce.

    Yes, smoking is unpleasant to non-smokers, and unhealthy to all that come in contact with it. But a little understanding goes a lot farther than demonization.
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  6. Alexandar Spassov

    Alexandar Spassov New Member

    I don't know where is the problem. Everybody decides if he want to smoke or not. That discussion is very difficult becouse the both sides have there vision about this question. But you definitly cant judge some who want to be a dancer and who smoke. Its there decision.
  7. Leon

    Leon New Member

    Why get a high (actually it's a low) from smoking when we can dance!
  8. ngocdien

    ngocdien New Member

    :) I am a non-smoker :)

    I do not smoke! If I'm alone, I do not smoke even when I go out!

  9. DL

    DL Well-Known Member

    One can judge *behavior* (such as "smoking" or "dancing"), rather than *people* (such as "smokers" or "dancers").
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  10. Hedwaite

    Hedwaite Well-Known Member

    A better question might be "why do dance teachers drink?"
    "Because beating students is illegal still in most countries."

    (insert obvious disclaimers and diatribes about alcohol, physical abuse, and teaching and the questionable health effects of drinking, dancing, beating, and teaching)
  11. Alexander Zeus

    Alexander Zeus New Member

    I got a friend who dances very good but he don't smoke much but drinks lot.
  12. Loki

    Loki Well-Known Member

    Well all right!
  13. lauraberney

    lauraberney New Member

    This is a good piece. It will surely help to know each and every small detail about the smoking consequences on dancers and their health. Smoking is really a bad habit, and certainly not good for dancers. Dancers should avoid smoking as it affects your body and health.
  14. Trumpets Go!

    Trumpets Go! New Member

    Hi ! I'm Trumpets:)
    My partner is a smoker too..
    And he slowly stopped it ..
    yes! it's very hard for him but atleast it is for his health too:)
    Encouragement is a good thing to do just to be believe in yourself that you can do it :)

    Godbless :)
  15. Philip Rehnlund

    Philip Rehnlund New Member

    I think to release stress. Allot of my coworker do smoke when they are stress out.
  16. Roney

    Roney New Member

    I don't use smoke.

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