Smoking is one of the leading causes of lung cancer. It can also lead to death. I know that is a harsh way to put it, but I care about you and do not want you to keep harming yourself. This is one of the worst habits that you have. I do not want to force you to stop, because that would just be wrong of me. What I do want is for you to just read what I have to say and really think about everything. Think about what is really important to you. It is time for you to set your priorities straight.
Many studies have been done to prove how bad smoking really is. In a study conducted by The World Health Organization it was found that smoking related-diseases kill one in ten adults globally. They also found that by 2030, if the same trends continue, smoking will kill one in six people. It was also discovered that every eight seconds someone dies from the use of tobacco. About fifteen billion cigarettes are sold daily. They also found that peer-reviewed studies show teenagers are heavily influenced by tobacco advertising. Aren’t these numbers enough to scare you? What benefits could you possibly get out of smoking when all these risks are possible?
The last time I went to my doctor in September one of the questions by doctor asked me was if I smoked. Of course I answered her no. Then she asked if I had any friends who smoked. I answered yes. I did not want to bring it up to you then, but she too began to tell me the risks of teenage smoking and just smoking in general. She explained to me that the younger a person starts smoking the harder it is for them to stop if they do not do it right away. She also explained to me the higher risks of getting diseases such as lung cancer when you smoke. Now I know when you are doing something and you hear from an older person that you should stop, we all tend to just rebel against it, but right now this is more then that. It is me, your best friend, trying to show you the true risks of it.
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