Rhetorical Analysis: Smoking Millions of people around the world smoke tobacco but not everyone knows the aftermath and effects of smoking. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Tobacco Free Florida have put out commercials and ads on television to warn people about the risks and hidden tactics tobacco companies are using to persuade buyers. These commercials expose the darker sides of smoking rather than the cool factor. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Tobacco Free Florida’s goals are to raise awareness of the dangerous outcomes of smoking. One dangerous outcome of smoking is a stoma.
As stated by Bill Godshall, who is “The worlds most active anti smoking harm campaigner…” and, “is regarded as a leading authority on US tobacco regulation”, stated at Ecigarette-Politics.com, “The FDA has stated its intent to propose the ‘deeming’ regulation to apply Chapter IX of the 2009 TCA to all e-cigarettes (e-cigs), and to propose additional regulations for e-cigs.” Unfortunately, if this were to be put into effect, not only will all current electronic cigarettes and electronic cigarette products on the market become banned, but the entire industry will be given to companies like Big Tobacco or other tobacco industry owned electronic cigarette companies like V2. The FDA has already attempted to regulate electronic cigarettes before in 2009. However they not only attempted to illegally ban the use of electronic cigarettes, but they also held an entire press conference as they were enticing to the public misinterpreted evidence and information about electronic cigarettes in which would be in their favor. The press conference information was based on a poorly done study they did on what is contained inside the e-liquid in 2009, as seen on the FDA website. It’s no surprise that the FDA is firm in their attempt to strictly regulate electronic cigarettes to favor the tobacco companies like Big
-- A Montana justice of the peace set to preside over a DUI court later this year has been charged with driving under the influence of drugs. An assistant attorney general filed the misdemeanor DUI charge Thursday against Robert E. Lee. He's charged with driving to the Butte-Silver Bow County Courthouse on Nov. 13 while under the influence of methadone. The synthetic narcotic is used to relieve pain or prevent withdrawal from drug addiction. Lee was to perform a wedding that morning.
One of the most controversial cases was the Cipollone v Liggett Group. The Cipollone estate sued Liggett Group, a cigarette manufacturing company, because they concealed or misrepresented the dangers of cigarette smoking. Rose Cipollone started smoking in 1942 and switched brands because of Liggett’s advertising that their brand was safer than the others because of its “low tar” cigarette. After her death in 1984 from lung cancer her estate filed a lawsuit against the Liggett Group. The 3rd Court of Appeals ruled that suing the cigarette manufacturers was preempted because of the 1965 federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act and the Public Health Cigarette Act of 1969, which bans smokers and the families of smokers from suing cigarette companies on the basis of state tort laws.
Marijuana: Will you let this pass? Have you ever thought about smoking marijuana? Do you know the facts, and risks? In the article “Just Say No,” by Patrick Shaw, smoking marijuana is said to increase chances of lung cancer, disturb safety by causing dangers such as stoned driving, and also cause short term memory loss. With all these risks I guess it becomes easy to understand as to why kids that smoke marijuana do poorly in school.
Freak accidents can happen, and this particular brand has been taken off the market. This particular incident has not seemed to discourage anyone from buying the E Cig, although it is an extremely scary situation. Because of both health and safety concerns, electronic cigatettes have been banned in several countries including Canada and Brazil. Still I think it questionable whether e-cigarettes are really meant to be a device meant to stop smoking or one that is designed to hook new smokers and keep old one’s addicted to nicotine. The use of candy flavors suggests that e-cigarettes are designed to be marketed to children, to be a gateway to smoking cigarettes.
Savannah Caldwell Lawn Darts: Sport of Savannah, Sport of Kings Last week, I was introduced to a not-so-new life-threatening sport; my dad bought me sharp stakes with fins at the end, made to be thrown into the air. This competition sport is also known as lawn darts. This sport is so violent and unsafe, that it was banned by the federal government in the late 70’s. If you’re unfamiliar with the 70’s, it was a time when car dashboards were made from steel, and seatbelts were optional, yet lawn darts were outlawed. This sport involves standing thirty feet away from medium sized plastic rings, and hurling a steel dart, worthy to be wielded by a ninja assassin, high into the air.
Cigarettes became know as “devil’s toothpicks,” “coffin nails,” and “little white slavers” (Gourley 81). Groups formed to protest against cigarettes being legal. By chanting and waving picket signs, the Anti-Cigarette League of America became the most recognized assembly of straightedge citizens all fighting in the same interest to put smoking away for good (Gourley 80). Their concerns were that cigarettes would become a serious addiction and not just a passing craze. Thomas Edison, also in support of ending this whim, wrote a letter to Henry Ford explaining the dangers of smoking and ended it with, “I employ no person who smokes cigarettes” (Gourley 81).
Weed, Pot, Mary Jane. Those are just some of the slang terms for a very controversial problem with the youth of America. This problem is Marijuana. Whether someone is an experimental smoker, long-time, or every now and then, we are not %100 sure of the effects of this drug. There is evidence saying marijuana is very harmful to the body and there is also research that says it only harms the lungs, as done with the inhalation of any kind of smoke.
Maybe "marijuana recovery" should stop being hoisted as propaganda, and should be a service for those few who truly need it. How many alcoholics would go to AA if Prohibition was still in effect? There is a lot of propaganda out there about pot, and all I'm asking for those reading this is to give the argument for (and against) legalization a fair shake, and to not let beliefs founded on propaganda, someone else's moral standards, or beliefs unfounded in fact to sway you. Look at the arguments and decide for yourself. There are plenty of individuals who don't smoke marijuana (or don't smoke it anymore) and still think it should be legalized, so let the facts help you make your decision, not the propaganda.