Argumentative Essay on Cigarette Smoking

1795 Words Oct 27th, 2011 8 Pages
“Cigarette smoking in the Philippines should be banned because it poses a great threat to the health of the family members”
Argumentative essay

I. Introduction A. It has been an increasing concern about the effects of smoking in the family. B. Cigarette smoking not only affects the smoker but also the others around the smoker. II. Body (Discuss the issue) A. Smoking is mostly caused by sociocultural factors. * They smoke to gain adult status. * They smoke to conform to their social group.
B. Smoking causes cancer and other respiratory diseases.
C. When there is a smoker in the family; it is most likely that the members of the family will be influenced by smoking. III. Cigarette smoking should be
…show more content…
Peer influence also came up with 3 out of 4 students reported that their friends smoke in their presence (“Cigarette smoking among teens is high,” 2006).
Ye (2001) stated, "The tobacco or cigarette is the most substantial and successful economic enterprises " (p. 1). It provides jobs and gains taxes for the government (Ye, 2001). Cigarette production greatly helps the country's economy as well as being an import and export material. However, effects of cigarette smoking turned bad. According to Bihari (2007), It was 1950 when the first major evidence that links cigarette smoking to serious studies by Doll and Hill (1950) and Wynder and Graham (1950). In July 1954, Reader's Digest published a lead article (Miller & Monahan, 1954) that exposes the health hazards of smoking by linking smoking and lung cancer (Bihari, 2007). The results were a drastic decline on cigarette consumption per head (Bihari, 2007). By 1955, cigarette consumption rose again. Although there have been an increasing number of medical studies linking smoking to serious diseases such as cancer and respiratory diseases, the government began to consider measure to control smoking (Bihari, 2007). Smoking is a major factor in heart diseases and

Related Documents