February 17, 2005
Topic: Smoking in Society
Goal: I want to persuade my audience that smoking is a health risk to all of society and that smokers should be encouraged to quit.
Thesis: It is imperative for smokers to quit, benefiting society as a whole a well as themselves.
Attention Material: I am from a family where both of my parents dont smoke. There is although a person of my circle who smokes a lot everyday and that is my unlce. All my life I can remember him smoking and trying to quit but never being able to. The only moment in his life when it seemed completely necessary and possible for him to quit was the day he found out he had cancer, but even by then time was running out. He died in March of 2003; At some point in your life, you will know someone who smokes or someone who deals with health problems associated with it or maybe even you may already have some issues from smoking or being around those that smoke.
Thesis: It is imperative for smokers to quit because it benefits society as a whole as well as themselves. Fighting against the use of tobacco is important because it causes many diseases and is a player in air pollution.
Transition: Actions and decisions are made each day around youth can lead them to have a skewed understanding of what is right and wrong and issues should be addressed appropriately.
I. Youth model behaviors of older individuals they respect and believe in and will mimic them.
A. Children model their parents' behavior as well as authority figures and relative when it comes to tobacco use (Journal of Public Health Mgmt and Practice). They will also listen to what authority figures say about smoking. During child development there are lessons that he child must learn or do learn on their own and those that are needed to be taught to them. For example, traffic safely, talking to strangers, and etiquette are things that parents or... [continues]
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