well, I completely misread this topic. I thought we were offering a break statement as a normal-case solution, in which I would be gung-ho to say "yes" to. However, the "war" seems to be over the fact that the break; is being used to skip over the problem lines.
No, break statements shouldn't really be used to "skip over" problem code. It's a temporary solution used to debug.
If you're debugging another area and that code is getting in the way, you simply skip over it- though honestly I would use code comments to comment it out. Easier to find than a single break;
though, again, there really isn't an "improper" way to use a break statement. Even used as described above, it's still doing the job it was designed in the fashion it was designed.