“Everyone deserves to work in a smokefree environment. By now everyone knows the health dangers of secondhand and thirdhand smoke. The times I have sung in smoke filled venues greatly effected my singing and ability to perform. Not only does the smoke in the clubs affect the performers, but the audience, crew, waitstaff, and bartenders as well. Everyone is affected and there are long term consequences. I applaud Smokefree Music Cities for being the champion of this cause. There have been great steps taken to eliminate smoking in music venues, but there is still a long way to go.”
Linda Sypien is a singer, actor, and voice-over artist who has performed extensively throughout the US and Japan. Linda has performed with many Grammy winning artists including Chaka Khan and Carol Burnett.