Cigarette Smoking Outline

Cigarette Smoking Outline - Peter Yacoub Speech 1 November...

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Peter Yacoub Speech 1 November 20, 2005 Persuasive Outline Cigarette Smoking Introduction Attention Step: How many of you people are or have been addicted to cigarettes? Context Step: The number of smokers keeps on increasing as years go by, actually a 400% increase in the last 40 years. Need Step: This will help those of you who smoke to understand how serious smoking really is and a possible way to quit. Thesis: Today I’m going to give you persuade you on how serious of a problem cigarettes have become in America’s society and economy, and tell you about a new product that is out to get smoker’s to quit. Preview: First I’m going to talk about the smoker’s population, Secondly about the causes and cost of smoking. Next I’m going to talk about how hard it is quitting once becoming addicted, and lastly a solution to stop the cravings. Body I. Cigarette addiction is more common than anyone would expect. A. An article called, Cigarette Smoking Among Adults —United States, 2001 states that Over 46 million adults in the United States in 2001 were addicted to smoking.
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1. There are 188,048,000 adults in the United States as of 2001. a. That is 22.8% of adults in the U.S. are addicted to cigarettes, almost 1/4 th of the population. 2. Between adult men and women, the percentages between them are fairly close. a. 20.7% of women in the United States smoke, about 1/5 th of the women’s population. b. 25.2% of men in the United States smoke, about 1/4 th of the men’s population. B. The highest percent of smokers comes from the young adult and teenage population. 1. Believe it or not, even middle school students have tried smoking. a. In 2000, about 15% of middle school students used cigarettes at least once in the past month. 2. cbsnews.com updated on June 17, 2004 stated that nearly 22% of high school students said they were smokers in 2003. 3.
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