Japan IS Not A Smokers Paradise By: Moka Gagnon Ewww, is very bad for their health? My parents Isn’t it disgusting when you walk into your don’t smoke so when other people smoke it favorite restaurant and smell smoke? Don’t makes me want to grab their cigerrate and you hate it when people smoke? Doesn’t it throw it away because of such bad smell make your eyes water, your nose twitch and and that even if we don’t smoke but breath your mouth go dry when you pass someone it in we could also get sick. When I see a who smokes? really beautiful lady and I see her smoking I I look around me in Tokyo and see about think what a waste of life. She might even one third of the people in Japan smoking. die! I am sooooooo against smoking. There are smoking rooms, cigarette-‐vending machines, ashtrays on the streets – it’s a Also Ann-‐Li Hitosugi, another smokers’ paradise. student at ASIJ I think smoking is really unhealthy. People Did you know that Japan is in the top who smoke think it is great, but that’s not th ten countries’ that smoke? Japan is the 7 , right. They may be having fun, but their but that is still very bad. The more people lungs aren’t happy. If these people keep on smoke the more people who don’t smoke smoking, the worst thing is that they may and the people who smoke will eventually die L! It’s also very rude to the people get sick. The people who do smoke need a around them who want to breath in fresh right education so they know not to smoke. air. How would YOU like it if you were About 1/5 of the people who smoke don’t eating and all you can smell is smoke? even know that it could kill you. See Nicotine is put into the cigarette and makes Mrs. Hull, our school nurse, Hates you addicted to smoking. Smoking will not smoking she is really really against smoking make you cool even though your friends do and this is what she has to say about it. it don’t. It is bad I mean it will rot your It smells very gross I just can’t describe it. It teeth, damages lungs, make your eyes is bad for you in every way. I feel so yucky water, sore throat, irregular heartbeat, and and disgusted. I fell very sorry for the some will even make you die if you have too people who smoke because they don’t much. know that it is very bad and bad for others This is what Rikako Ashley Kent, A student to even if they don’t smoke. The thing that at The School American School In Japan( really irritates me is the smell. I soon as ASIJ) has to say about smoking, someone smokes I try to finish what I am Smoking is really bad! It is very rude to doing and go somewhere else so I don’t people who are trying to eat. It is really bad inhale the smoke. I think that some people for your health and it can cause cancer. Why need more education so they know not to do people smoke even though they know it smoke. The smell is very bad. I don’t like
smoking! I don’t smoke cigars or cigarettes because they are both bad for your health. Some people smoke 80 cigarettes a day sense they don’t have the right education to do the right thing. I am totally totally against smoking. If I could stop smoking I would make a lesson in every school all about smoking and drugs so kids don’t do what other bad people do. I am against smoking! I interviewed my whole class which is 18 and 17 people did mind if someone around them lit a cigarette. Would you mind if someone lit up a cigarette around you? If you stop now you could probably live longer instead of suffering. Just ask yourself “Do you think smoking is a bad idea or a good idea?” Mrs. Gail Lanier, the high school health teacher, has some words about smoking. I am allergic to tobacco smoke. My eyes get a little itchy when people around me start smoking. I am wondering why people smoke
when basically everyone knows why smoking is bad. I think the people over 60 I understand they smoke because they didn’t have the right education. When people smoke they get disease, cancer on voice box, cancer, lung cancer, emphysema (holes in lungs), heart disease. I would be irritated if someone lights a cigarette next to me because I am allergic and it is rude. I would teach people about tobacco, the diseases it causes, the knowledge and everything so people know that there are risks. The next time you go out to buy some cigarettes why don’t you go get your favorite candy, fruit, or vegetable instead. When you want to light up a cigarette, DON’T because you know now that it is very bad for your health. And if you see someone smoking do the person a favor and tell him/her to stop. You will be making the world a better place if you quit smoking and help other people to quit smoking too!