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Persuasive Speech - Smoking in public should be banned
Feb 12, 2013, 06:30am #1 The prompt given is "to present a sustained and reasoned point of view on a selected
issue in Australian media since September 1 2012."
I have chosen to speak about a possible ban of smoking in all public in areas in Australian states, attempting to persuade the audience that the ban is beneficial to the population and should be implemented. Feedback would be much appreciated! "Everyone, even the apparent one-sided marketing teams of tobacco companies, can acknowledge that smoking is bad for people’s health. Pictorial evidence of its dastardly effects, strewn across each deck of 20s, public health posters extolled with “SMOKING KILLS” in vivid text remind us each day. On a serene, sunny afternoon in a Melbourne cafÃ©, I often find the aromatic scene suddenly interrupted by the pungent scent of tobacco wafting from a gentleman lighting up beside my table, and the sudden shift of the other Melbournian customers as they attempt to avoid breathing it in. As one of the most common and unhealthy of human habits, smoking, generally in public, had been regarded as a personal choice that bystanders had little control over. Now, for the first time, the act of public smoking is becoming regulated, even restricted in some instances. Many believe that it should be prohibited as it influences every person devoid of their own approval, whereas tobacco users believe that their right to personal, private use of tobacco is being stolen from them. Nonetheless, it’s time for smoking in public to butt out. Since 2004, Victoria and a number of other states have been campaigning to restrict the act of smoking — starting with proposals to make clubs, pubs and bars smoke free. In the new age of 24-hour...