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Persuasive essay to stop smoking

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They blacken your lungs. They cause damage to your body. They are life threatening. And, yet, you still reach out for another cigarette. You still reach out for fatality. A small puff may seem harmless, but trust me it isn't. We smoke at the expense of our health. We smoke at the cost of others. When will people come to their senses? When will people realise that smoking kills? In the past year the NHS have recorded 18,000 people have died due to smoking. It is crucial that you are aware of the toxic substances that you are inhaling. Carbon monoxide, tar and nicotine are only three examples of the chemicals we find in tobacco. All of these three things can cause immense damage to the way the body functions including damage to the lungs, heart and the brain. Smoking can honestly do excessive damage to your body and prevent it from functioning healthily. Smokers are more likely prone to getting diseases as the substances in cigarettes smoke can confuse and deteriorate cells in the body. ...read more.


A concern that many people may have is that the smell is too strong for their likings and may give them headaches. People also agree that smokers may not always have the nicest appearance: yellow skin, teeth and fingernails. It may be social for some people though others Some smokers say that nicotine gives them the feeling of relaxation and makes them feel calm. However, the reality is that nicotine is a stimulant and rather than making your body slow down it speeds up your actions. This can also speed up your blood pressure. It may make you feel chilled out although it is just affecting your body and the way you think. Nicotine makes you addicted and therefore unfortunately it makes you become dependant on cigarettes. How long will it be before people start spending money wisely rather than wasting it on cigarettes and ruining their health? Every year the average smoker in the UK spends up to an extra �1000 on cigarettes. ...read more.


Chief Medical Officer Linda Barker says, "Second hand smoking is awful. Each year 18,000, children under the age of 5 go into hospital with complaints caused by smoke from cigarette smoke." If people are not concerned about their own health why can't they take others into account? Other groups of people that are at risk of passive smoking are those that are elderly, have chronic diseases or asthma. Smokers are not always aware that they are smoking at the expense of others. Many people especially children have suffered from respiratory problems and ill health. Cigarette smoke contributes to bad air quality and is extremely unhealthy. It was easy to start smoking therefore why isn't easy to give up? If you are really concerned about your health and other peoples then you would give up now. At one time I use to smoke excessively and found it difficult to give up. Though, I soon realised that smoking kills after it took my auntie from me. I feel lucky to be alive. When will people come to their senses? When will this all end? When will people realise that smoking kills? ...read more.

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