Sept. 25. 2013
Eng 101 Cigarette Smoking
Cigarette smoking is not an appealing thing to do for someone who is wanting to look and feel beautiful, gorgeous or sexy. It is the leading the cause of lung cancer in the United States, and is responsible for claiming the lives of individuals from all age groups. Smoking not only can cause lung cancer, it also represents bad hygiene to your peers. I never dream of being up close and personal with someone with rust stained teeth, or of someone who smells like an ashtray.
Furthermore, I definitely don’t want to experience the disgusting breath that is released with every spoken word. But, I will always remember that person’s lingering personality, because cigarette smoking is a nasty habit that leaves me asking the question “why?” Why would someone of any age no matter how much time they anticipate living, want to torture the health and well-being of their family and friends? According to the American Cancer Society, “Among infants to 18 months of age, secondhand smoke is associated with as many as 300,000 cases of bronchitis and pneumonia each year.” And the American Cancer Society also goes on to state, “Secondhand smoke from a parent's cigarette increases a child's chances for middle ear problems, causes coughing and wheezing, and worsens asthma conditions.”
This is what made me stop and take a double look at the black and white photo of a beautiful young woman while reading the American photography website. At first, I just thought this was another picture of a model trying to sell an ad for a clothing line. But then I caught site of the heading at the top of the ad which reads: “She has eyes of sparkling blue, hair as blonde as sunshine, and teeth like old linoleum.” The photograph is featured as a black and white backdrop of a woman looking towards the side without a smile on her beautiful face.
The woman appears to be lost in the everyday worries of life or maybe she chose not to smile for the camera because she knew her teeth would appear the color of rust. At the bottom of the page is the ad logo from CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) that reads, “If you think smoking makes you look cool, think again. Cigarettes stain