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3 min speech on smoking

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Everyday in Great Britain about 450 children start smoking, 1 in 4 who turn into regular smokers by the age of 15. Would you want your child to become addicted to smoking? Cigarettes smoke contains over 4,800 chemicals and 69 are known to cause cancer. So why do people smoke? Why is smoking so harmful? 1. Nicotine: is a highly addictive drug which stimulates the nervous system. It also for a certain amount of time improves alertness, memory and much more. 2. Tar: is a Sticky substance contains many toxic chemicals and causes cancer. 3. Carbon monoxide: is a Poisonous gas which reduces amount of oxygen blood can carry. Sometimes leaving you breathless. Fact 30% of all cancer deaths are because of smoking. ...read more.


2. If these don't work call 0800 169 01969 for help and advice. * Fact smokers have 2-3 times more of a chance of having a heart attack then non-smokers. * And 8 times more likely to die from lung cancer. Would you want to die before you were 20? In 1994 over 1154 million cigarettes were smoked by 11 to 15 year olds. Which cost around 135 million pounds and provided the government with 108 million pounds in tax revenue? That is more than 30 times than the amount the government spent to reduce the number of children smoking. * Fact in 1997 the Government earned 10 thousand 305 million pounds from tax revenue. So what did the government to with that money? ...read more.


But terminal illnesses from constant smoking weighs out this benefit as you still can get cancer from smoking. Look at how much smoking would cost you! * 10 cigarettes a day �2.25p * Per week �15.75p * Per year �819.00p ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- * 40 cigarettes a day � 9.00p * Per week �63.00p * Per year �3276.00p-you could get 3 luxury holidays, or even buy a car. Smoking wastes so much money, so why smoke? * According to a BBC poll 4 out of 5 people want to rise the legal age of smoking from 16 to 18 in the hope to stop children smoking. In conclusion I strongly believe children under the age of 16 should not be allowed to smoke at all. Smoking can cause you to go to an early grave. Would you want your child to become imprisoned by the addiction or far worse die? ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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