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Does Your Smoke Machine Give You A Sore Throat?


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I tend to give a few blasts of smoke throughout the night whenever I use my smoke machine as it makes my lights looks 100 times better.

 

I've noticed that by the end of the night and the next day I've got a sore throat, and I'm behind the machine so it must be worse for the punters :-0

 

Does anyone else suffer from this?

 

It this less of a problem with a hazer?

 

If so I might have to invest in one.

 

Would appreciate any thoughts on this.

 

Cheers

 

Jose

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I've read an article recently on this. It does have some effect on your lungs. Noticed it more when I used to test the lights in my garage with the smoke machine on full blast :eek:

 

 

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I thought I had read somewhere that some Asthma Society had done various tests and found smoke nor haze actually affect the chest!

 

Jim

 

That's interesting because a couple of weeks ago I was asked to stop using mine as there were a couple of people who had breathing problems.

 

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Doesnt affect me at all, not even after 14 years of nightclub work in some really really smokey venues. Some of the punters intentionally breathe it in then run and blow it on their mates or fill up empty miller/bud/corona etc bottles and do the same!!

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That's interesting because a couple of weeks ago I was asked to stop using mine as there were a couple of people who had breathing problems.

 

 

Thats a usual response the minute someone that doesnt like them sees one in use. They are just complaining for complaints sake. Funny how it happens to us mobile dj's, ever heard of a nightclub being asked to not use a smoke machine.

 

The old LeMaitre type canister smoke machine did cause problems but all new machines have no affect at all.

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I think the best idea is to google the question as none of us are sure. I suspect that it has no long lasting affect.

 

 

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I have asthma and use smoke machines in all my club and bar venues (often heavy smoke) and have never had a problem.

 

In one venue the staff and I began to complain of a sore throat. We replaced the smoke machine (it was probably dirty) and we were all fine.

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Smoke machines do not effect the chest/breathing etc...

I work on cruise ship productions, where we use 2 x Jem ZR12-DMX smoke machines and a Look Solutions Unique Hazer. Some productions we use ALOT of smoke and haze, and it has never posed a problem. The only issue that you should be aware of is the residue they can leave on stages/ dancefloors, causing slippery surfaces.

 

 

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Thats a usual response the minute someone that doesnt like them sees one in use. They are just complaining for complaints sake. Funny how it happens to us mobile dj's, ever heard of a nightclub being asked to not use a smoke machine.

 

The old LeMaitre type canister smoke machine did cause problems but all new machines have no affect at all.

Do you know, that's what I thought http://planetsmilies.net/not-tagged-smiley-10097.gif

 

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Ok maybe it is just me :scared:

 

I might try a hazer.

 

Thanks for your comments

Jose Saavedra

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Nope,

 

Probably get a sore throat from singing (loudly) along though...

 

 

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i use a hazer now instead of smoke as the density of haze is lighter than smoke and it lasts longer in the air.

 

nearly all newer model hazer and smoke machines use non toxic fluid.

 

they can cause rarely a slight tickle to the throat but not often depends how much you flood the stage or venue.

 

i have had people come up and say wen used a little that their relative or friend has asthma and i cnat use it, i reply with "the technology of newer machines is advanced and the fluid is non toxic and water based so therefore is within the same region of steam of a kettle when it boils" and as they are talking to smokers outside then my hazer wont make a bit of difference to their chest.

 

i do find mine tickles more when i am singing and use the hazer.

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All the bars and clubs I work in have a smoke machine installed. When we pump out some smoke there are often people (usually the miserables stood around the dj box) who will start doing a forced voilent "cough" as loud as they can whilst looking at me. Not actually coughing, just doing it for effect.

 

I have asthma myself, am seriously allergic to animal furr and can go into respiratory arrest if I'm in contact with them or get a chest infection, and smoke machines dont affect me at all, or anyone else :)

 

I just look at them and say "dont stand so close to the smoke machine if you dont like it" :)

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