Why Do Dancers Smoke?

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.
 

Peaches

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Dancers smoke for the same reason models do, to stay skinny. Nicotine prolongs the need for food by filling you up and suppressing hunger. [...snip...]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.
gosh darnit!! When's this thing gonna kick in?!?!
 

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!
 

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.
 
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.
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....
 

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. ;-)
 
Along the lines of addiction, I am extremely impressed, proud, and happy for those of you who have quit, for it is insanely addictive, and it takes a very determined person to quit. You have to believe in your REASONS to quit, and never give up, and use a multi-pronged approach.

Cocodrillo, congratulations to you. You are a good example for the others!

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!
 

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...
 
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.

I only smoke if I'm moving fast. :lol:

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

 

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