• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Nowadays children and adults are trying smoking more than ever. Statistics show that In the UK 450 children start smoking every day.

Extracts from this document...


SMOKING "Smoking is good for you!" Quotes Geoff Pattison this week! "The secret to a longer life may have been discovered in the most unlikeliest of places according to scientists this week - the cigarette." This is surprising. He also goes on to say, "Speaking from the Intensive Care Unit, where he was recovering from a sextuple heart bypass and having had both lungs removed, the report's author confirmed that he had smoked all his life and reached the grand old age of 34 without any ill effects." This is the most stupid thing I have ever heard. How could smoking be good for you and others around you? If the boss of the largest cigarette company in the world, Bernays PR stints, is saying that smoking is bad that is saying something, he told a newspaper that smoking is "not good for you". There are many things linked to smoking that proves that smoking is bad for you and people around you. There are links to lung, throat, stomach and bowel cancer also asthma, bronchitis, more prone to colds and flu, eating disorders and the list goes on and on. Why do people start in the first place? "6000 BC: Experts believe the tobacco plant, as we know it today, begins growing in the Americas." ...read more.


Strangely enough cigarettes now became looked at as "The Torches of Freedom", as the event was poetically named. Ten debutantes were paid to walk down Fifth Avenue in New York with lit cigarettes while the pre-warned media took their pictures. Bernays PR stints tore down barriers, which people had over women smoking in public places, making Lucky Strikes cigarettes, the fastest growing brand in the country. This event marked the first time women smoked openly on the streets. During days following the event women were seen smoking on the streets all across the nation. With Bernays help, the tobacco industry convinced a generation of women to light up. His next public relations scheme was to play on women's historical fear of fat. The genius marketer persuaded weight-conscious women that a cigarette was just the thing to substitute for a sweet. He highly publicized Lucky Strike's slogan "Reach for a Lucky Instead of a Sweet". Largely supported by the medical community in his claims, Bernays created the imagery that impacted the nation from Hollywood to Wall Street. And he did it all without anyone knowing his client, The American Tobacco Company, was behind it. One of his main tasks was to daily discredit new research linking smoking to deadly diseases. Bernays was successful for many years refuting claims that smoking was a risk to health. ...read more.


They could have bought a luxury yacht when they were 50 if they hadn't started. Lung cancer as a cause of death has grown 5 times faster than other cancers since 1938; behind stomach cancer, it is now the most common form of the disease. Medical evidence as far back as the, Sept. 30th 1950 British Medical Journal, a study by Richard Doll and Bradford Hill, found that heavy smokers were fifty times as likely as non-smokers to contract lung cancer. The cost to the NHS and the taxpayer is enormous. Today we see the warning signs on the packets of cigarettes but it hasn't always been like that. Before 1970s there wasn't warnings on the packets but in 1974 the manufactures put warnings on the packets, which later became law. In 1981 even insurance companies would give non-smokers lower rates because smokers were seen as high-risk clients. More needs to be done to lower this burden on the economy, and encourage people not to smoke or stop. In today's society two thirds of smokers in our time want to stop smoking, there isn't a better time than now because the sooner they do the better. In public places in the Republic of Ireland it is illegal to smoke already and the sooner it catches on over here the better. "SMOKING SERIOUSLY DAMAGES YOU AND OTHERS ROUND YOU," Caption taken directly from a cigarette packet. My advice is "DON'T START YOU WON'T LIVE TO REGRET IT!" ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Writing to Argue, Persuade and Advise section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Writing to Argue, Persuade and Advise essays

  1. English prose study

    At the beginning of chapter 59 Pip finds himself Pip finds himself returning to his roots , where he grew up as a child and was raised 'brought up by hand' , but this time his a gentleman who has acquired a great fortune from his business in India through

  2. Horoscopes: Fact, fiction or fun? Horoscopes are a part of our life, its ...

    In fact the real meaning of horoscope is not much different than the language meaning, which means a Map of Space-Time {Image of the hour as Greek defined}. In addition to these meanings, there are also many definitions of horoscopes and most of them are similar.

  1. Why the smoking ban shouldnt be revoked

    Smoking can affect the people around you by them inhaling your poisonous second hand smoke, whereas alcohol only affects the person who is drinking. Another point is that smoking can get very addictive and may take months to quit but drinking can't, unless you're an alcoholic.

  2. a case study on smoking and it's effects

    This is quite ironic as we now know that smoking is responsible for up to 90% of cancer patients. Phycians in the early 17th century are upset that tobacco is being used without a prescriptian. However King James I, said that the nearest resembling to smoking was "the horrible stygian smoke of the pit that is bottomless."

  1. Cigarette Smoking.

    He feels it is not a smoking bill, it merely protects the people who use legal substances such as tobacco and alcohol in their homes from job discrimination.

  2. What drives you up the wall? Strikes on Transport

    Another fact is that strikes are just to put pressure on Government to change policies. Whatever is the end result, the strike harms the nation, the community, the community and the management. Some people think that people who work on transport have freedom to express themselves and yes this true

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work