I have a niece. Her name is Batrisya. She is four years old yet she speaks like an old woman. She is very talkative and sarcastic too. Her father is a smoker. Once, I overheard her conversation with her father. Her father was asking her to take his cigarette for him because he wants to smoke.
“Dad, I will not give or take the cigarette for you. It is dangerous to smoke”, *pause for 3sec* Batrisya answered.
As I have told you before, she is a four year old kid. You would not expect her to say something like this to her father. At her age, she is supposed to be innocent and do as her father has told her to do. I don’t think any of us will do the same thing if we were her. Will you do the same thing? I don’t think so.
This story is very well connected to my topic today.
A very good morning to the honorable judges, time keepers, teachers, ladies and gentlemen and fellow friends. Today, I want to talk about the ‘Dangers of Smoking and How to quit it’.
Let me begin by asking a few questions. What is smoking? What are cigarette? I bet all of you know the answer but in case you don’t know, smoking happens when a person smokes and to smoke a person will need a cigarette. Here’s another question. Are you young? Are you old? Do you smoke? I don’t care whether you are young or old. As long as you are a smoker, slowly but surely killing himself, take my speech as a warning.
Smoking has become a serious issue today as it has become one of the major killers in human. Smoking is responsible for more deaths each year than drug and alcohol abuse, car crashes, AIDS, murder and suicide put together. So, think about it the next time you light up.
But people these days are eager to take up smoking. Why? Well, they think that it makes them look sophisticated and grown-up while some smokes because their friends ask them to smoke. Yet, everyone knows… YES, everyone knows that smoking destroys the body. Even a four year old kid knows that smoking destroys the body!...
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