Time For The Very Last Puff

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Time for the very last puff

The Editorial from The Daily messenger, in their opinion piece entitled “Time for the Very Last Puff” responds to the issue of smoking being a “serious, costly, health hazard”. It is clear that The Editorial feel as though smoking is a serious danger to the community and it is up to society to put and end to it. The Editorial approaches the issue with a sarcastic tone, which dismisses the opposing views in a passive aggressive manner. This sways the reader by having them join in on the “joke”. The Editorials main audience for this article would be all current smokers as well as family and friends of smokers that could encourage them to quit their “toxic” and “poisonous” habits.

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Next the columnist begins a strongly worded evidenced-based approach by discussing the declining percentage of regular smokers. The Editorial begins to bring in numerous sources of evidence such as Anti-Cancer Council data and the survey results of Victorians from 1998 to 2006. This use of scientific statistics shows the reader that The Editorial offers an expertise point of view into the issue and has genuine factual evidence to back up their arguments. This would reassure the reader

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