If you’re a smoker, we’re sure that you’re aware of the associated risks that come along with smoking. There are plenty of health warnings, and a number of implications that extend far beyond the contents of this page. If you want more information and advice on how to quit smoking, then visit the NHS Smokefree website.
The purpose of this section is to focus purely on the effects of smoking on your voice and throat, and how Vocalzone can help to reduce some of the irritation that smoking can cause.
How does smoking affect my voice?
Smoking affects your throat in two key ways:
- It dries up the tissue around your throat, in particular your vocal folds. This dryness then leads to improper vibration along the vocal cords, which not only means your voice isn’t working correctly, but it can also cause vocal discomfort.
- It causes a swelling and inflammation on the vocal chords, which causes a friction and soreness when using your voice.
As a result of the above, prolonged exposure to smoke can also cause long lasting, and even permanent vocal damage.
It’s pretty common knowledge now that the tar in smoke can have a degrading effect on your lungs. When it comes to speaking, your lungs are your power source; essentially the air that you inhale and exhale powers your vocal folds, and in turn your voice. So the general rule here is that the less output your lungs are giving, the weaker (and potentially more uncomfortable) voice.
The chemicals in cigarettes also affect the way that your body clears your lungs. The tiny hair particles which help clear your lungs can also become paralysed, meaning that your body begins over producing mucus that can congest the lungs, hence resulting in Smoker’s Cough.
How Vocalzone will help
Vocalzone has been formulated with 3 active ingredients which help to soothe the dryness which can result from smoking. They also work as a decongestant to clear up any blockages that may occur.
Myrrh has astringent properties which help to regulate mucus retention.
Our pastilles are known for packing a punch! Their unique flavour will help freshen your breath. Just watching peoples faces after having a Vocalzone for the first time is quite a delight!
Vocalzone isn’t a quit smoking aid, and will not heal damaged vocal chords, but will help soothe the irritation caused by smoking.
Don’t forget, Vocalzone should always be used in complement with your voice care routine, and should never replace it!
What People Say About Vocalzone
Sir Tom Jones
Multi-platinum selling & award winning Singer
'I Want The Word To Get Out That Vocalzone Are The Best Throat Pastilles In The World.'
'I’ve got one in my mouth right now - they’re vocal lozenges that were made for singers. A fella put me on to them in the ’60s. When Kelly Jones came to see me in Cardiff for the first time, he saw my Vocalzones and said: “Wow, I never go anywhere without these things!” And then the singer from Kings of Leon said: “Do you use Vocalzones? I do too!"'
Grime MC & Boy Better Know Co-Founder
'I've tried so many other things for my voice, but these are all you need. I remember the first time I had a Vocalzone pastille before a show, I felt such a boost in performance and confidence.'
Award Winning Folk Rock Singer-Songwriter
'Vocalzone are a total life-saver for me - with the amount of touring I do, I really need to take care of my voice, and it's inevitable that from time to time I have rough days. Vocalzone always comes through for me on the day and lets me play the best show I can.'
Lead Vocalist in Italian Gothic Metal Band Lacuna Coil
'When I am getting ready to leave for a tour (or a recording) I ALWAYS make sure I pack few boxes of Vocalzone to take them with me. The effect they have on my voice it is unbelievable. I almost feel like I have three times air capacity in my chest while I sing and my throat doesn't get dry at all. Plus, the pastils taste good too! Highly recommended.'
Lead Vocalist in English Gothic Metal Band Paradise Lost
'I wouldn't do a show without Vocalzone, nothing else comes close. They make a huge difference when talking in interviews, singing and even growling!'
Vocalist & Bassist in American Horror Punk band Misfits
'Vocalzone takes the edge off and gives you confidence when your voice is battered. The Misfits perform 40-50 songs in 90 minutes... It's nonstop singing. I use a Vocalzone pastille right before we perform and it works great!'
The Swingle Singers
'As a touring a cappella group, we're nothing without our voices! Vocalzone have come to our rescue on many occasions.'
Multi-Award Winning Welsh Mezzo-Soprano
'I always use Vocalzones before a performance. I find they really help with the clarity of my voice.'
American Singer, Actress and TV Presenter
'I was introduced to Vocalzone while on tour about 10 years ago, and was amazed at how that tiny little pastille was able to take care of the vocal problem I was having at the time... I am never without them and have told many of my friends in the business about this "LITTLE MIRACLE PASTILLE"... Take it from someone who knows, "IT WORKS"'
The Modern Gentlemen
Classic Vocal Quartet Founded By Frankie Valli
'We use Vocalzone for every rehearsal, recording session and live performance. It truly keeps our voices at their absolute best and gets us through our demanding tour schedule, night in and night out!'