Jazz Saxopphonist / Recording Artist
As efforts to protect the public from secondhand smoke increases across the country – Dee Lucas and other artists are stepping up to share their experiences working in smoke filled environments. “I still work in places around the USA where there is smoke,” states Mr. Lucas “Places like Las Vegas casinos and other venues still have smoking.”
When Dee Lucas appears in smoke filled venues today – the effects are noticeable. “I usually have red eyes and I start coughing,” states Mr. Lucas. According to the United States Surgeon General, there no safe level of exposure to second hand smoke. Even brief exposure can have adverse effects on the cardiovascular system. “I would love to perform in smoke free environments,” As you can see my ability to perform at the highest depends on my ability to breath Smoke Free Air. My health and life is at risk each time i perform in a Smoking venue! I try to pass on the jobs that allow this. But working around the country doesn't always allow you to have a heads up! But i do not like to play there and neither should you. Secondhand Smoke Kills!
Shirley Jones of The Jones Girls
Joe Little & The Real Rude Boys
"I Never Thought That Being a Musician Could Cost Me My Life"
"Until i read the latest health studies on Secondhand Smoke and its devastating effects to our musician and service worker community. I had not thought about what years of breathing these toxic chemicals were doing to my health. I just did my job.
Those of us who live and work in this toxic environment are the most vulnerable. Along with the venue owners their families and the patrons of such venues, bars, and restaurants.
And They call this "Smoke Ambience"? I Don't Think So" ~ Joe Little
Mike Bourne / The Atlanta Boogie Band
Musician Stands Up For A Good Cause
Atlanta Boogie Band’s Mike Bourne Joins the SmokeFree Atlanta Clean Air Campign
Songwriter, performer, musician and Atlanta Boogie Band leader – Mike Bourne knows a good thing when he sees one. That’s why the well known Atlanta area musician is excited about joining a coalition of organizations and individuals supporting the SmokeFree Atlanta Campaign.
Mike Bourne has a good idea of how important this issue is. “If you do a hundred engagements a year in venues where there is smoke,” states the talented musician. “You may be at risk. I do a hundred gigs a year.” Mr. Bourne also realizes and speaks out for those who work daily in smoke filled bars and restaurant environments.
According to the United States Surgeon General – there is no safe level of exposure of second hand smoke. “People who work in bars don’t have a choice,” explains Mike Bourne. “They have to work and they should not have to endure second hand smoke.” The Surgeon General also says that brief exposure to second hand smoke can have adverse effects on the cardiovascular system after only 30 minutes of exposure.
R & B Inc.
"My Mom, My Dad, and My Aunt, Died From Lung Cancer, They were all Smokers"
And as a non-smoker, i have chosen not to smoke because i know the harmful devastating effects of smoking and breathing secondhand smoke firsthand.
And i try not to play dates where there is smoking allowed. But sometimes it is not our choice.
Help us make our work environment as safe as yours probably is!
Join us as we continue to speak out against the harmful toxins that we are forced to breathe in when we work. And you have to breathe in as you try to enjoy your favorite entertainer. "Jeff Lockett" R&B Inc.
When the veteran singer and songwriter was honing his skills on the way to becoming famous – he often worked in smoke filled environments. “I still work in places around the USA where there is smoke,” states Mr. Williams. “Places like Las Vegas casinos and other venues have smoking.”
When Lenny Williams appears in smoke filled venues today – the effects are noticeable. “I usually have red eyes and I start coughing,” states Mr. Williams. According to the United States Surgeon General, there is no safe level of exposure, to second hand smoke. Even brief exposure can have adverse effects on the cardiovascular system. “I would love to perform in smoke free environments,” Williams added.