Rebuttal - Coppa1 Andrew Coppa Sarah Salter Engl 015...

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Coppa1 Andrew Coppa Sarah Salter Engl 015 7/30/10 Smoking Isn’t Bad? “Hey man, want a cigarette?” “No, cigarettes are bad for you!” “That’s not true the government only wants you to think there not bad for you. Anyway if you smoke this, you won’t have Parkinson’s disease.” Rosalind B. Marimont writes an article called “ The Dangers of Smoking Are Exaggerated.” She breaks the article up into two parts: The statistical distortion of smoking cigarettes and the benefits of smoking. Rosalind claims in her article that the statistic for death caused by smoking does not account also for the lack of exercise and high cholesterol counts in people’s cases. Also, she points out that the statistics account for deaths related with smoking not caused by it. Marimont furthers her argument by claiming the benefits of smoking, such as smokers are less likely to be obese, and smoking improves alertness. Also, recent evidence shows that smokers are provided with protection from Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s. Rosalind goes on to conclude her article by saying that the deceptions of smoking that we created has done incalculable harm to the nation and the war on smoking has become a crusade of good against evil. Her last claim was that the government has created this bad image of smoking.
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Coppa2 (Marimont) Even though this article develops some sincere material, it’s evident that smoking is hazardous and makes one furthermore accessible to lethal diseases. Cigarette smoking has been recognized as the leading cause of diseases and death for at least 40 years. (Cigarette Smoking) These deaths aren’t solely based on the fact of smoking, but there’s a direct correlation and makes somebody overwhelmingly vulnerable to lung and cardiovascular diseases. It’s understandable that statistics of smoking don’t account for other severities such as, the lack of exercise and unhealthy eating. For example, a smoker that is extremely overweight and is an unhealthy eater dies of heart disease. Since this person smoked he or she will be corresponded with the smoking related death statistic, even though being overweight and detrimental eating may
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