Smoking isn't cool

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Mayra Rubalcaba

Visual Argument Analysis

Smoking Isn't Cool

Smoking Cigarette definitely is not an attractive thing to do for someone who is wanting to look and feel beautiful, gorgeous or sexy. It is the leading cause of lung cancer and is responsible for claiming the lives of individuals from all groups. Smoking not only can cause lung cancer, it also portrays bad hygiene to your peers. I for one never dream of being up close and personal with someone with rust stained teeth, someone who smells of ashtray perfume, or of someone who smells of breath that is released with every spoken word. But, i will always remember that person's persistent character, because smoking cigarette is an ugly habit that leaves me asking the question "why?" Why would someone of any age no matter how much time they anticipate living, want to torture the health and well being of their family? According to the American Cancer Society, "Among infants to 18 months of age, secondhand smoke is associated with as many as 300,000 cases of bronchitis and pneumonia each year."

This is what made me stop and take a double look at the black and white photo of a beautiful woman. At first, at thought it was just another picture of a model trying to advertising perfumes. But then what caught my attention was the quote on the top of the picture that says "She has eyes of sparkling blue, hair as blonde as sunshine, and teeth like old linoleum." The picture is in black and white with a women looking towards the side without a smile. She appears to be lost in everyday worries of life, or maybe she chose not to smile because she had ugly teeth. And in the bottom has a logo of CDC that...