Persuasive Essay On Smoking

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Some days it’s easy to undermine our impact in this world, especially when we’re just one person living in a world of 7 billion people. Yet, each and everyone of us has an impact on the world by virtue of living in it. Even when we think that we’re just quietly living out our life and being inconsequential to others, we are very much still impacting others by virtue of our existence and the things we do. Take for example, a smoker. A smoker smokes, and when he does, he fills the air with cigarette smoke. Whether he intends to or not, this cigarette smoke will drift and be inhaled by the people nearby. By virtue of this person’s decision to smoke there and then, he inconveniences others by causing them to breathe in pollutants, especially those with asthma and non-smokers. And passive smoking is bad — cigarette smoke contains over 7,000 chemicals, including hundreds that are toxic and about 70 that can cause cancer. According to CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), there is no risk-free level of passive smoking; even brief exposure can be harmful to health. Since…show more content…
I know that I have been rude to others when I’m not conscious (usually when people are being very rude to me), and I would regret it thereafter. However, these actions have a negative impact on others, be it small or big. We may think that our promise to do X is small and hence ignore it, but to another person it may be really important and they may well be hinging their lives on it. We may not care that we have a deadline to deliver and hate our job, but this may implicate 3 other co-workers’ agendas and affect whether they can go home on time. We may pay little heed to someone’s offer to help us (and the effort it takes) and milk it for all it’s worth, even making regular changes and requests, but this time could be used to help someone else who better appreciates, values this
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