Smoking Cigarettes is Playing Russian Roulette with Your Life

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Teenagers and Adults, Smoking/Cigarettes. Most people tend to think of those clubs with the drum and a few instruments on the stage, with the words being spoken by a guy wearing black and a beanie placed on his head. But it’s more than coffee and a crowd. It such a simple word, a simple way of amplifying a situation, a way to subtle give a message or blatantly point it out. Especially if it can change a person’s life, to better it, by quitting something harmful to their health like smoking. There is one man whom has gotten his point across, Nick Flynn has passed on a message that is clear and honest, in Some Ether, “I know cigarettes can kill & wonder why she wants to die.” (GoodReads Inc. 2). Cigarettes can lead to many different …show more content…

A famous Science fiction writer, Kurt Vonnegut, points out that “The public health authorities never mention the main reason many Americans have for smoking heavily, which is that smoking is fairly sure, fairly honorable form of suicide.” (Vonnegut) Both Flynn have similar outlooks when it comes to cigarettes and smoking, and the end result is basically, cigarettes is Russian roulette, death. There are many people in the past ranging from actors and musicians that have ceased to live from lung cancer or other diseases due to cigarettes. Even though the times are different from way back when, even though it may have been something that everybody did it; doesn’t mean that it is the right thing to do now or then. An example of a Famous smoker that died due to smoking cigarettes, is the actor Eric Lawson, the latest Marlboro Man. (Pearce) Though, being in a cigarette commercial and smoking is a given. Another example, Yul Brynner or Desi Arnez, even Gary Cooper are among the many actors that have died from lung, throat cancer caused by cigarettes. (Jindal) Smoking can lead to death, just up what happened to Ricky Ricardo. Cigarettes can have a profound effect on a life, whether it be permanent health issues that haunt them for the rest of their life or a long drawn out lung cancer that tortures with every puff of breath they take. Smoking is playing Russian roulette with life, you may get lucky and get

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