Informative Speech on Smoking

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Persuasive Speech Outline
General Purpose: To persuade
Specific Purpose: To persuade the audience to stop anybody they know from smoking to
prevent damage to their health.
Organizational Pattern: Monroe’s Motivated Sequence.
I. Attention step:
You may wonder what our future generation may look like because of the effects of smoking.
According to a study of teen smokers, young men who smoke may be both compromising
their fertility and increasing their risk of fathering a child with genetic abnormalities due to
sperm mutations in smokers. Males who smoke have a cough reflex that is slower to react
than nonsmoking males. A person’s reflex to cough is a defensive action that prevents foreign
material from entering the respiratory tract and
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Miscarriage or stillbirth
b. Low birth weight
c. Babies born to mothers who smoke during pregnancy weigh on
average between 200 to 300 grams less than other babies.
d. Premature birth
e. Both low birth weight and premature birth can lead to breathing
and other health problems.
f. Learning and behavior problems later in childhood.
g. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or “crib death,” seemingly
healthy babies die without warning.
h. More upper respiratory problems, ear complications, or asthma
when exposed to tobacco prior to birth.
7. Other damages that tobacco may leave on a person:
a. Prematurely wrinkled skin.
b. Permanent gum and tooth loss.
c. Lost or weakened sense of taste.
d. Weakened immune system.
e. Stomach ulcers.
f. Unwanted weight loss.
8. Cigarette smoking is associated with increased incidence of
periodontal disease and poor response to periodontal therapy
Transition: So, clearly, the use of tobacco only negatively affects your health.
III. Satisfaction/Solution: Make sure that you do not get persuaded to smoke or
chew tobacco because of appealing advertisements or peer pressure.
A. People have been smoking tobacco for centuries.
1. People used to think that tobacco was a medicine that was good for
2. People used to smoke because of its mood-altering
B. Teens are far more likely than adults to…

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