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Second Hand Smoking

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Thesis: Smokers usually move through five stages to quit smoking, and non-smokers have to help them constantly and carefully.

Credibility Statement: In high school health class, we have been taught about how smoking cigarettes affects our body. But my school had a different program compared to other schools. There was study session only for cigarette smokers. I took the session for a semester and learned a lot more than I used to know about smoking cigarettes. Also I have helped my friends to quit smoking with the knowledge I have been taught.

Audience Relevancy Statement: I believe this topic is relevant to the audience, because some of classmates may have parents who smoke, or some friends who smoke. They may want to help those smokers to quit, but they do not really know what to do for helping them to quit smoking. This is going to be a good chance to learn how to help quitting smoking to both smoker and non-smoker.

Attention Gather: (Showing calculation of money save by quitting smoking) It would give an idea to audience how much money people spend on cigarettes for their lifetime.


I. Quitting smoking saves more than your money.

A. It saves your health and your healthy life.

a. Your body functions better without smoking.

b. It reduces your risk of getting cancer.

B. It provides more benefits to other people around you.

a. You do not affect other people by making them second-hand smoking.

b. You do not provide unpleasant smell to non-smokers.


II. You cannot do the quitting for smoker, but you can find out the ways you can help

A. You have to understand the smokers.

a. Smoking is powerful addiction and quitting can be hard.

b. Smokers have their own reasons for smoking.

B. Quitting smoking is not just about stopping smoking.

a. It means changing how one thinks and feels about smoking.

b. For many people, quitting smoking may be the the most difficult thing they will ever do.

III. Smokers usually move through five stages.

A. Some smokers try many times and shift back and forth between stages.

a. First stage is not thinking about quitting.

b. Second



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