Essay on Should Smoking Be Banned Public Places?
Audience: You are speaking to a group of teenagers. There are twenty-five female and male students present in the class. Most of the male and female students are eighteen, nineteen, and older age present in the class. Some of them do smoke and most of them do not.
General Purpose: to persuade
Specific Purpose: to persuade the audience of the importance of banning smoking in public places
Thesis: Smoking should be banned in public places because it is harmful to non-smokers who visit public places.
A. Attention-getter: How many of you have been around people who are smoking in public places? Probably, most of us have at least noticed people smoking in the CMU campus even it is a non-smoking campus. Secondhand smoke is really harmful to anyone who inhales it in. As smokefree.gov stated, the smoke “contains over 7,000 harmful chemicals, at least 250 of which are known to damage… [ones] health.” Also, the secondhand smoke “can… stay in the air for several hours after somebody smokes.” Therefore, it is harmful to secondhand smoke.
B. Reason to listen: So, let’s look at why smoking should be banned in public places.
C. Thesis Statement: Smoking should be banned in public places because it is harmful to non-smokers who visit public places.
D. Credibility statement: And now what you are about to learn, based on what I have researched and from my personal experience, can be helpful to know.
E. Preview of main points: