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Persuasive Speech

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PERSUASIVE SPEECH What if every morning you woke up and on the breakfast table there was a chemical mixture of around 4000 different chemicals, 40 of which are scientifically proven to cause cancer? Chemicals such as Benzene, Formaldehyde, Ammonia, Tar, Nicotine and Carbon Monoxide... and you had them every day for the rest of your life. You're probably thinking, "Why on earth would someone want to eat that?" And you're right, why on earth would someone want to eat that? They've got to be stupid to even consider it right? But sadly for 1.43 billion people worldwide and around 5.3 million people in Australia this is a reality. ...read more.


such as: * Cardiovascular disease * Lung cancer * Throat cancer * Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease Even if you don't smoke you are still able to attain these disease and cancers from cigarette smoke. This is called "passive smoking" and occurs when someone is near a smoker inhaling the harmful chemicals around them. "Passive smoking" is actually very common among society and very difficult to get away from, as one in five smoke. You may be "Passive smoking" without actually knowing it. "Passive smoking" is just and dangerous as actually smoking the cigarette itself and is extremely harmful to people, especially children, making them more likely to develop pneumonia, bronchitis and other lung diseases. ...read more.


And you're right. It's practically suicide. People are dying every day. With families going through the heartbreak of losing a loved one and the thought of their children may have to grow up mother or fatherless. There time is cut short because of a stupid mistake. So let me ask you this: Are you ready to put your life, and potentially your family's lives at risk just to smoke? Just to have the 10 minutes of a "stress free" feeling? Are you willing to fork out thousands of dollars a year on basically nothing besides the empty feeling inside, with your body begging for another hit of Nicotine? Show yourself some self respect, look after the people around you and treasure your health because if you smoke, there may not be another tomorrow. Say no to cigarettes. ...read more.

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