Optimistic Side of Smoking

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Submitted By gentrees
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Sara Gentry
Mr. Nikkel
Comp II
26 April 2011
Optimistic Smoking 1. Intro a. The negative effects of smoking is common knowledge but so is the affects of eating cheeseburgers and pop but people do it anyways b. Smokers start smoking, and continue to smoke so there must be some benefits to smoking c. I have done research and found out that smoking has benefits and I feel it is important because nobody ever stresses the benefits of smoking. d. Smoking can has a number of benefits which include improved social skills, increased revenue, and prevention of dieses. 2. Smoking increases social skills e. Smoking is a social activity therefore creating friendships with people you would never talk to. f. According to www.quitguide.com, approximately 20.9% adults currently smoke. That means that you have something in common with (44.5 million) other people in America alone. g. However the social activities of smoking do not end with the simple statement of “can I bum a cigarette”, but people who do smoke one pack a day increase their chance of getting lung cancer by more than 10 times than non smokers. Meaning that people can have something else to talk about when they are lying next to each other at the cancer treatment center of America. h. I am glad to have shed some light about how smoking can increase social skills, but there is another misconception about smoking.

3. That is that it’s expensive habit. i. This is not the case according to www. Teen drug abuse. Eos a common experience among teens who smoke say they feel like they need another job to support their smoking habit. j. (This is beneficial in many ways) First it adds character, it increases your income, and it adds another job which looks good on a resume creating a sense of success k. And if your stressed out at work…...

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