Is smoking harmful for vocals? For singers?
- 2 weeks ago
weed is fine though
- Obi Wan KnievelLv 73 weeks ago
Yes and no, but I'll never recommend anyone start smoking. I've been doing it for almost 40 years, and I'm an absolute slave to those things. But since that's not what you asked...
A lot of singers smoke, and it creates a rougher voice. That's not good if you're singing opera or country, but it's exactly what you want if you're singing any type of blues or rock & roll.
That said, it also severely limits your lung power and ability to hold high notes, among other bad things. A non-smoker can sing all night and still talk normally the next day, a smoker can barely make a sound the next day.
- 3 weeks ago
Freddie Mercury was smoking as hell. Weeknd also was doing drugs. Snoop Dogg... yeah that's a bad example... Rihanna, Biber (that's also a bad example), Milley Cyrus, Johnny Cash, me... Lots of good singers with strong voices. I think it's because they don't smoke as much as practice. They ve been working so much that cigarettes won't affect them anymore. Because smoking changes your voice getting it a little harsher. But when you have a very strong voice and you sing with the great power and support it's not noticeable. Of course, not everybody can do that. Yet it depends on how much you smoke (though Mercury was smoking a lot)
- pianomanLv 73 weeks ago
Smoking is harmful for everyone who smokes, not just singers.
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- 3 weeks ago
I think you KNOW that it's harmful. Why even ask this question?
- RickLv 54 weeks ago
oh yeah ..................................................
- AlexLv 41 month ago
Theres a reason people have a stoma below their throat in order to breath..so yes smoking is harmful and also an expensive way to kill yourself
- Pearl LLv 71 month ago
its harmful for anyone
- JakeLv 51 month ago
- Dr. MorrisonLv 61 month ago
No, it actually makes the voice smoother and deeper!