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Old 02-18-2011, 04:03 PM
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Default Re: I can't take it anymore! Wife smokes, I don't. Tips are welcome!

I recently bought a ZZ Top concert DVD, and there were some behind the scene interviews included. I was dismayed to see that Frank Beard, the drummer, was a chain smoker. Neither of the other two guys lit up.

The older you get, the harder it is to keep the stamina needed to play vigorous drums. I can't imagine playing drums on tour, and fighting the affects of smoking on the body. Then again, up until 20 years ago, I would venture to say that most musicians smoked.

I am blessed that neither of my parents smoked during my lifetime, and I never had the urge to start. I know a lot of people that have struggled with the nicotine dependency, and it is a hard battle to fight. My brother-in-law quit nearly ten years ago, but is still chewing nicorrete. Now he has all kinds of health issues.
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