Posts Tagged ‘Breathe the Music’

Secondhand Smoke STOPS with Byron Berline! Breathe the Music

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Luchadors support Breathe the Music. Do you?

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

One of Tulsa’s newest places to hear great live music is Elote’.  Libby Auld tells us how much musicians tell her that they appreciate having a new venue that doesn’t have smoking.  We agree and feel that ALL workplaces should be smoke-free.  In the meantime, we hope that you go check out some of Oklahoma’ great local talent at this locally owned establishment that does care about the health of musicians.

Luchadors and Libby support Musicians for Smoke-free Oklahoma from Paula Warlick on Vimeo.

Everybody has the right to breathe smoke-free air – no matter where they work.

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Psst…..those rooms don’t work!

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

There are so many great musicians playing in Oklahoma.  There is NOTHING like a great live show and there are many to see around the state.  Blues, bluegrass, jazz, folk, rock, the list goes on.  Oklahoma has a lot to offer and world class talent.

I got a call the other day from a musician and supporter of Musicians for Smoke-free Oklahoma/Breathe the Music.  He can’t and won’t (if can help it) play in smoky bars.  He was telling me all about a certain place (we won’t name it here) that is smoke-free.  “Well, they have the smokers in their own separate room!”

As much as one would think that a separately ventilated room keeps everyone else who chooses not to smoke protected – it doesn’t?   “What?”  ”I walk in and I don’t smell ALL of that smoke.”

Just as much as I hated to break it to him and now you, separate ventilation doesn’t  work.  They might keep some of the “smell” at bay or even mask the smell – it simply DOES NOT WORK!  Studies have been done and one right here in Oklahoma.

Nobody, a musician, your family and definately other employees are not protected from the hazards of secondhand smoke.  Not to mention, someone has to clean that room.

The only safe workplace for musicians, bartenders, wait staff and patrons is one that is 100% smoke-free.

Everybody has the right to breathe smoke-free air, no matter where they work.

For more information regarding separate ventilation and how it does not work, please go to the following links:

Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights
Don’t Buy the Ventilation Lie
Tobacco Smoke Pollution in Oklahoma Workplaces

Do YOU have to choose between your health and a paycheck?

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010


(If you are a musician in Oklahoma, you do.)

Meet Jesse.  Jesse is a musician in Oklahoma.  A non-smoking musician who breathes in enough secondhand smoke during a performance to make him a pack-and-a-half pack a day smoker.

We think that that there is something wrong with this picture – but some in Oklahoma do not feel the same.  They tell Jesse and other talented, hard working musicians in Oklahoma that they “can go and get a job someplace else.”

Follow us on facebook and find out how you and your friends can help other musicans and music lovers be able to Breathe the Music.

Nobody should have to choose between their health and a paycheck!


Enso, Electric Circus and IDL Ballroom are smoke-free

Thursday, April 29th, 2010


 Thanks Enso, Electric Circus and IDL Ballroom! from Paula Warlick on Vimeo.

In April, we caught up with General Manager Aaron to talk about Enso, Electric Circus and IDL Ballroom in Tulsa’s Blue Dome District and their decision to be smoke-free.

Aaron shares with us that buisness is great. They bring in some great acts and their buisness keeps growing.

If you are ever in Tulsa’s Blue Dome District – this is a great place to check out.

Enso Bar/lounge offers a great place to see live music and hang out with friends. Also part of the same venues are Electric Circus and IDL Ballroom. Always something great happening in downtown Tulsa.

To find out more about this venue, go to:

Jimmy LaFave is NOT a second-class citizen, help clear the air in his workplace.

Friday, April 23rd, 2010


Breathe the Music wants to thank Mr. Jimmy LaFave for his support!

As a non-smoker, Jimmy’s workplace isn’t always smoke-free. Together we can change that!

Please invite your friends and fellow-musicians to join our facebook fanpage.

Currently musicians are considered second-class citizens in Oklahoma.

Everyone – no matter where they work or perform – deserves to breathe clean air. Nobody should have to choose between their health and a paycheck.