Smoke Dbq

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BA 6 Passage 1: Smoke is linked with cancer, heart disease, and respiratory illness, and is the leading source of indoor air pollution. In the United States at least 53,000 non-smokers died from being exposed to second hand smoke. Second hand smoke is a poisonous mixture of 7000 chemicals, including hundreds that are toxic and at least sixty-nine that cause cancer. In August 2001, 234 United State communities required all workplaces to be completely smoke-free. Source: Fichtenberg, Caroline M., and Stanton A. Glantz. N.p.: n.p., n.d. N. pag. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC117445/. Web. 12 Nov. 2013 The purpose of my source in this paragraph is to show readers what second hand smoke can cause, and how many people have died because of it. This source plays a big role in my…show more content…
Also, like in passage one, I need to show my readers what the author is revealing. Revised: Passage 2 Studies show due to cigarette smoke exposure, majority of smokers start smoking before they are adults (Wakefield 1). More shockingly, more than a quarter of those people smoked their first cigarette before they reached the age of ten. In addition, Wakefield states that if parent’s smoke, it is much more likely that the child will also smoke. Also included in the causation of youth smoking are tobacco industry promotions and advertising, which I believe should be illegal. Easy access to these tobacco products is a major issue in this situation. Passage 3: Studies have shown that teenagers respond to smoke-free environments by decreasing smoking. Teens who work in a totally smoke-free environment were 68 percent as likely to never smoke than those who worked in less restricted work sites. Also students living in a smoke-free home were 74 percent as likely to never smoke compared to those who live in households with no smoking
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