Time to Stop Smoking!
Specific Purpose: to persuade audience members that are smokers to quit smoking and inform those that aren’t smokers why they shouldn’t start. Introduction
I. So last year I went to my friends Fourth of July party in Brooklyn. It was alright the music was hot tons of people danced and there were plenty of drinks. A. I was enjoying myself up until she asked me to come hang with her and a group of friends out on the patio. B. Of course I agreed to go but I later regretted it once I realized all they were doing out there was smoking cigarettes and marijuana. I stood there feeling uncomfortable then someone noticed and offered me a stick. C. At that very moment I had two options I could accept the cigarette and pretend to be a smoker just to please my friend or I could insult her by leaving her there. What decision would you have made? II. Almost everyone knows how harmful smoking is to the human body and if smoking is the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death, then why is it that there is a consistency of new smokers picking up such a deadly habit. A. Like many of you I live among and have friend that are smokers, but because I want them in my life for as long as possible, I am fully motivated to do whatever is necessary to help them. III. You will learn by the end of this speech how smoking affects your health, the people around you, and ways you can quit.
I. A smoker may not appear unhealthy when you look at them because most of the damage being done is internally. A. Whether it’s a cigarette, pipe or a cigar each time they inhale the fumes their life expectancy rate decreases and their chance of dying from a disease increases. B. Smokers are so concerned with feeling satisfied by pleasure at that very moment that they fail to concern themselves with the long term effects that come with smoking. The lungs, heart, and mouth are only...