English Speech Motion: Smoking Should Be Banned

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Speech: smoking should be banned.

Good afternoon Ms Gorman and fellow class mates I am standing before you today to argue and present why smoking should be banned.

Cigarettes the poison of humanity, killing thousands every year, children smoking at the age of 12 , the bad health of smokers and people around them and hundreds of dollars being wasted on them, will it ever stop? These are the aspects which I believe are of most interest on this topic of smoking should be banned and are what im going to present today.

Underage smoking, a big problem we are faced with in today's society, research from the Queensland government shows that in Queensland just one of Australias' states 2 million illegal sales were made to underage children last year, if this many illegal underage sales are made just in one year think about how many children worldwide are smoking rite this instant.

There are an estimated 1.5 billion smokers in the world, 20% of which are aged 13-15, that means 300 million ages 13-15 are smokers, think of these childs futures if they are smoking at such a young age, the cigarette companies don't care about how many people are dying, suffering or hurt by their products all they care about is the billions of

dollars they receive every year by selling these chemical filled products. We as children should be enjoying our youth, socializing, having fun, playing sports , enjoying life as a youngster while we can. Children, and teenagers shouldn't be wasting their time and money on something which will give them bad health and the inability to physicall perform like they used to before they started smoking, smoking makes the user unfit, if one were a serious smoker he would be inable to run and last...