12/16/11 8:19 AM
Stop Smoking Already! By Rikako Kent
Don’t you hate it when you are eating dinner at a restaurant and then you smell the bad smell of smoke? Well I don’t know about you but I HATE it! It is so rude to the people that are trying to eat good food. My eyes water and my nose twitches. Well if this happens to you and you don’t like smoking read the rest of this article. Smoking is a hard habit to break because in the tobacco is a thing called nicotine, and it contains medicine that makes you addicted to smoking. I wonder if people know that smoking can get you addicted. So the best thing to do is not even start smoking in the first place. When people smoke it causes them to get cancer and heart disease that can shorten your life by 10 or more years! I am telling you that you are going to miss 10 years of your life! Life is everything! Stop smoking. Plus the habit can cost a smoker thousands of dollars a year! So don’t even start smoking, it makes life much easier. You just wasted a thousand dollars just for smoking when you could of gone on a big vacation trip with that money. Larissa Hirsch, a writer for kidshealth.org says, “How Smoking Affects Your Health: There are no physical reasons to start smoking. The body doesn't need tobacco the way it needs food, water, sleep, and
exercise. And many of the chemicals in cigarettes, like nicotine and cyanide, are actually poisons that can kill in high enough doses.” See you hear me and Larissa so just stop. Next you will see the interviews I took from my class members and the health teachers. Ann-‐Li Hitosugi, an ASIJ student says= “Yes I think smoking is bad because it is rude for other people around you and it’s bad for yourself too. So you should never start smoking because then you will get addicted and won’t stop! I’m against smoking!” Moka Gagnon, another ASIJ student says= “Yes! Smoking is really bad! I don’t like it because I can smell it and it makes me want to puke. I also don’t like it because it’s bad for your health, and it causes cancer and other bad stuff!” Mrs. Atsuko Hall, the American School In Japan’s nurse says= “I feel so sorry and yucky. I think of the person and how unhealthy it is. I don’t like the smell of it and it turns me off when I go to a restaurant. I would like to leave the restaurant if there is a smoker inside. I feel kind of sorry for the education the people got of not to smoke and the awareness of smoking. It is so dangerous. I won’t necessarily pick up a tobacco that is on the ground because it is unsanitary. Sometimes
if someone is smoking I hold a handkerchief on my nose so I don’t have to smell it. It smells sort of like the car gas. Cigars are better smell than cigarettes so yes, it is better than natural smoking. Non-‐ smokers get sick more than the smokers because the non-‐smokers aren’t use to the smell. I am totally, totally against smoking!” Before I go on with my interviews I would like to tell you that 17/18 people in my class do mind if other people around them smoke. I am one of the people that do mind so yes let’s go non-‐smokers! Ms. Gail Lanier, a 10th grade health teacher says: “I am allergic to tobacco smoke. I get itchy and stuff so don’t like it. I wonder why people that smoke make that life choice. If they are over the age of 60 now they didn’t have enough education about smoking so they smoke. I dislike the harm that they get, such as lung cancer and illnesses that stay with them for the rest of their lives. You might smoke but if you do then you have to get your talking box removed and then you would talk like a robot. You get heart disease too. I would get irritated if someone lights up a cigarette next to me because it is rude! I don’t like the smell of smoke. I think that education and knowledge of tobacco is risking their lives. I am all about education so yes people should get enough education to know that it is bad for them. I think
people that drop cigarettes on the ground is littering and is rude! Now you know all about this bad smoking stuff. If you are a smoker you should probably stop now! If you keep this up for any longer you will die faster. And dude take a look at your lungs! It’s disgusting! Everybody doesn’t like the smell! So what are you waiting for STOP SMOKING! If this as a addiction you could take yoga to calm yourself down! I mean…seriously! And people that aren’t smoking right now, good job! Don’t smoke.
12/16/11 8:19 AM