Today I'm going to talk to you about why you should never start smoking, and if you currently smoke why you should quit immediately. There are many drugs in the world today that are hurting us all. The drug that I am going to talk to you about today is the drug found in cigarettes: which is nicotine. Once a person inhales nicotine they are addicted to it. It is very hard to get off nicotine just as it would be to stop using any other drug. Every year we lose 4.9 million people worldwide, not from aids, homicides, or even auto accidents, but from smoking, smoking kills more than all of those combined. Although some people do not think that smoking cigarettes will directly affect their lives, they are wrong, I believe that smoking is a hazard to not only the people who smoke, but also to the people around them as well.
Just like smokers, a non-smoker breathing second hand smoke is exposed to roughly 3,700 different chemicals. Many of them can be poisonous; others are powerful cancer causing substances, such as formaldehyde. Have you ever taken a close look at the bottom of the cigarette box? Well, if you haven't, this is what it says: SMOKING MAY CAUSE LUNG CANCER, HEART DISEASE AND MAY ALSO COMPLICATE PREGNANCY. Does it not shock people that the tobacco companies are giving them a warning?
Smoking does not only make people look bad, but it also effects their bodies internally in negative ways. Smoking can cause many life-threatening diseases. Some of those diseases include chronic lung and heart disease; and cancer of the lungs, larynx, esophagus, and mouth. It can also cause heart attacks and strokes. Cigarette smoking accounts for 30 percent of all heart disease deaths. The carbon monoxide...
Persuasive Speech: Dangers of Smoking Essay
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Dangers of Smoking
Specific Purpose: To inform the audience of the dangers of smoking and persuade them not to. Introduction: 1. Did you know that smoking is the number one preventable cause of death in the United States? 2. According to cancer.org there is 440,000 deaths a year caused by tobacco. 3. On average every smoker costs their employer almost 2,000 dollars a year in lost labor. By the end of the speech, the audience will be informed about the dangers of smoking and persuade those who smoke to stop smoking.
1. A smoker’s point of view on smoking. A. Why do Smokers smoke? a. According to Matthew, smokers smoke to relieve stress. b. It gives…show more content…
c. Smoking kills your nerve endings making it very hard to taste or smell. d. Your circulation is decreased making hard to do everyday activities including walking. 4. Withdrawals are the hardest part of quitting. a. Withdrawals are both physical and mental. b. It is easy to make excuses to smoke such as “oh I’ll just have one,” however when you begin to give in to one of these excuses you need to realize that you are and avoid the temptation. c. Changing everyday routines can also help. d. Things such as the route you take to work can trigger an urge to smoke. e. Instead of taking a smoke break from your homework maybe take a video game break. f. Giving yourself prizes or rewards for doing good can also help to quit. g. Even the shortest amount of time that you quit can improve your health h. For example in 20 minutes of not smoking your heart rate and blood pressure drops i. In 12 hours, the carbon monoxide in your blood drops to normal j. In 2 weeks to 3 months your circulation improves and your lung function increases. Conclusion: Smoking can be very detrimental to your health and make your life uncomfortable but it is possible to quit. Now that we understand the dangers of smoking and some ways to quit I urge you to reconsider your smoking habits.
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