Cody Belew Musician
I’m at a point in my career where I can’t turn down a gig, for any reason. Sometimes that means I have to put my health in jeopardy. When I have to sing in a smoking establishment, I’m at the mercy of the smoke. After a performance in a smoky bar, I can feel the effects of the smoke – in my throat and my nose. It attacks my vocal chords.
I prefer working in nonsmoking establishments, but I don’t always have that choice. The stage is my office. Most people don’t have to deal with secondhand smoke at their jobs. Why should I?