The Smoking Curse by Yoav
Have you ever thought to yourself "Should I be smoking cigarettes?" The answer is NO ... it's bad for you health, it causes pollution for our planet, and it's bad for people in your surroundings.
Smoking cigarettes is definitely terrible for your health. If you smoke, you WILL get cancer, and you don't want that to happen. Smoking will also make you less smart and can hurt your ability to do your job successfully if your lungs are damaged. Furthermore, smoking can damage your memory, and you will not be able to have a conversation with anybody. All in all, smoking will destroy your body.
Smoking also causes pollution, and pollution is very bad. If you smoke, you will speed up the progress of air pollution. Air pollution will eventually cause you, your family and your friends to die. Do you want that? When you smoke, the chemicals in cigarettes go up into the gases in the atmosphere. This weakens the atmosphere so more heat comes in. If people keep smoking, people will die.
Lastly, smoking is terrible for the people surrounding the smoker. Once when I was five, I was walking on the street and someone was smoking. When I walked by him, his cigarette gave me a burn! The worst thing is that cigarette smoke can kill newborns! Secondhand smoke is unfair to all the people who chose not to smoke.
In conclusion, smoking is bad for your health, it causes pollution to the environment, and it is terrible for the surrounding people. It really should be illegal.
The point of view of a hardworking student - Yoav
1/5/2012 11:22:38 pm
While I believe that smoking increases the risks of many of the calamities you identify, and while I think it's a smelly and disgusting habit, I was just wondering where you did your research because I did not know that all the terrible things you mention are guaranteed to happen as a result of smoking. Afterall, smoking was a far prevalent habit in the US many years ago and yet the population of people who smoked during that time is living longer and getting older all the time. I have personal friends in their 60s, 70s and indeed 80s who smoked all their lives and have not experienced the things you mention. Just a thought and thank you for this thought-provoking essay.
1/6/2012 06:05:42 am
1/6/2012 09:25:36 am
Dear Yoav, I agree that smoking should be illegal because it's really unhealthy. I wanted to point out, that I love the transition words you used such as all in all. Great blog post!
1/6/2012 10:40:31 am
Yoav, I totally agree with you because it damages your your lungs.I understand your point of view.How did you think of this wonderful ideaYoav.You have a great blog post.
1/6/2012 11:32:50 pm
great idea,that's totally true. smoking does damage your lungs.I personally agree smoking should be illegal.
1/7/2012 07:08:54 am
1/7/2012 09:37:50 pm
I agree. Did you know that cigars are made of a plant that causes addiction?
1/8/2012 08:05:11 am
3/7/2012 08:01:45 am
Yoav, i agree with you, when I was reading a Ramona Quimby book, " Ramona and Her Father" Ramona's father smocks, Ramona and Beezus did not like it, so Ramona and Beezus made a bunch of posters telling their father to stop smocking, but Mr. Quimby got super annoyed, and Beezus got super angry, and she told her father about how she is trying to stop other people from smocking, and that it makes your lungs turn black, and you cough a lot, and Ramona belived Beezus, and you should to.P.S. My dad smocks , and I do not like it.
6/7/2013 10:12:02 pm
Life is amazing ,cause we have such as this type of funny factors ,as someone said life is colorful,why not have fun with the time? See your lover ,you can do it.
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