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.
"Through many dangers, toils and snares..." - Amazing Grace, third verse