Second Hand Smoking Persuasive Speech

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“Cough! Cough! Heee!” goes the defenseless child gasping for air, as the smoke enters her lungs. Did she chose to inhale these toxic fumes that you are releasing into the air? The answer is obvious, you have forced this little girl to smoke with you. One needs to know the facts of second hand smoking as well. For adults, second hand smoke is just as dangerous. So why is this just allowed in most public places? People continue to hold their tongues when they know the harm that second hand smoking causes for not only children but adults, this should be a crime. Yes, it is a right to smoke outside in public, but is it morally right to our fellow man, woman, and child? It does not do these children and infants justice. There should also be more…show more content…
It is currently and has been a right to smoke in public, however is it morally right knowing that you (smokers) are the reason 53,800 people die each year? It is not such a gruesome thing to think about, until you hear the heart breaking experiences that people have had with second hand smoking. Leandro Josue Zuniga, my cousin born August 2nd, 2013, lost his fight to lung cancer the day of completing his 6 months on this earth. All of these cases are heart breaking to hear, and they happen 53,800 times a year. This second hand smoke is also linked to leukemia, according to the American Cancer Society. Smoking in public should be a…show more content…
After reviewing all of the information given by these research groups, smoking in public should be at least a felony of attempted manslaughter with a sentence of up to 15 years in prison, according to attorneys.com. Smoking while in the presence of other human beings should not be taken lightly because it is the cause of over 53,800 deaths each year, yet it is continually a crime that goes unpunished. If someone wants someone dead al they would have to do is smoke around them, and most likely that person would develop some kind of life ending cancer. This seems like an unlikely situation, however, smoking is such a hard thing to trace, that it would be an easy murder to commit. By stopping smoking in public this situation can be thrown off the table because it would not have been allowed to occur. Enforcing this law strictly would surely take the fatalities of second hand smoking each year, down significantly. Smokers should also know the dangers that they are facing by choosing to
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