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Lizzie Baldi Essay

889 words - 4 pages

English A
November 24, 2008
Smokers
“Strike, crackle, flame, puff.” Those sounds are joy to most of the world’s smokers, which means to them that nirvana is just seconds away. The world of smoking to the outside looks like a highway with an express ticket to death, however from within itself bliss and paradise awaits all the smokers of the world. Back at the dawn of smoking anyone who was anyone smoked. Movie stars, models, parents, businessmen, and everyone else smoked because it was the “cool” thing to do. As medicine prospered people learned how smoking lead to cancer and cause birth defects. Now smoking is seen as something only criminals and uneducated people do that have ...view middle of the document...

A lot of smokers start smoking for many different reasons especially by doing what other people do.
Peer pressure is a big part of this world and smoking is one thing people become pressured to do. The society has always been seen as doing what the “in” things at that time. For many years that thing has been smoking. You see everybody do it these days. People just feel the need to always fit in and when one is smoking you think that it’s ok and its going to do no harm. My sophomore year of high school was definitely a good year. I was going through that party phase; my best friend was also going through it. The only difference between us was that she felt the need to be like everybody else. So when I was socializing and having a good time, she was smoking with the “cool” kids. At first she didn’t like it but she kept doing it. Soon enough it just grew on her and she would smoke all the time. Now she has become addicted to cigarettes. She tells me all the time that she regrets even starting and she tries to quit but its to much of a struggle for her. The say when you start an addiction at a young age it’s harder to stop because it’s become your life. That’s when addiction falls into place it becomes a hobby not just a habit.
Last but not least, once people start smoking most become addicted. Addiction starts out by something so innocent, to...

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