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Write to persuade teenagers not to smoke

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Trendy, stylish and cool. I bet that's what most of you think about all of those popular kids who walk the streets with a cig in their hands. If only you knew how wrong you are..... So you think they look good now? Just think what they'll be like in 10 years time with yellowing teeth, pre-mature wrinkles and no money left to buy the latest clothes because they've spent it all on their 20 a day habit. If young people, if all of you out there who think you have to smoke to fit in, to look cool, if you carry on can't you see what will happen? ...read more.


These aren't illnesses that will just go away with a few spoons of Calpol or a couple of antibiotics. No, they are serious, so serious in fact that you can die from them. That's right, by smoking now you are literally killing yourself. Not so cool now, hey? I am not saying that if you smoke now it's going to be easy to stop. I am under no illusion of that. There's no magic fairy who'll come in the middle of the night and wish away your addiction. It is, however, going to get harder and harder to quit the longer you smoke. ...read more.


I'm sorry, if you're sat there thinking this is unfair; you've never touched a cigarette before and I'm here talking as if everyone is stupid enough to smoke. I just hope that this article has made you think seriously about ever doing it, and maybe you'll spread the word about how bad smoking really is. But you lot sat there who do smoke, you who go out every day and waste your money on cigs for what? To look cool? No doubt half of you will put this magazine down, and in an hour's time will be at your usual hang out smoking with your mates. But I hope I've made some of you, at least, see sense in what you are doing. Stop. Stop before it's too late. ...read more.

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