Persuasive Speech On Smoking

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Smoking is the most preventable leading cause of death in the United States and causes many health risk such as lung cancer, and heart and blood vessel complication. My main purpose of this persuasive speech is to convince people that smoking is harmful for themselves, the people around them and their wallets. In 2015 and estimated of 36.5 million people were current smoker (Jamal, A., King, B. A., Neff, L. J., Whitmill, J., Babb, S. D., & Graffunder, C. M., 2016). In addition smoking doesn’t not only harm the direct smokers, but also the people around them from secondhand smoking. According to the national cancer institute tobacco has 7000 chemical, of those 250 are known to be harmful, including hydrogen cyanide, carbon
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Also, smoking causes more death combined than Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, and firearm-related incidents (CDC, 2017). According to the national cancer institute tobacco has 7000 chemical, and 250 which are known to be harmful, including hydrogen cyanide, carbon monoxide, and ammonia (2017). Among the 250 known harmful chemicals in tobacco smoke, at least 69 can cause cancer. These cancer-causing chemicals include the following; arsenic was commonly used in rate poison and benzene is found in gasoline (Martin, T., & Jelic, S. 2017). Smoking doesn’t only harm the people that are directly smoking, but also the people around them. It’s important that smoker’s realize that by smoking they are putting themselves and people around them at harm, like their children, wife, husbands, and other people. I have a best friend that smokes cigarette, and he has been smoking since he was 18 years old. He knows that smoking is bad and that it causes cancer, but doesn’t know all of the other health risks that are associated with smoking. Smoking has short term and long term effect on our health. The purpose of my speech today is to convince you that smoking is harmful to your body, and people around you also known as second hand smoking and your wallet.
There are many health risk that are associated with smoking, cancer being one of the result of smoking. According to the American Cancer Society

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