General Purpose: To persuade
Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience not to smoke cigarettes
Central Idea: Today I would like to persuade you to realize the dangers and health risks of smoking cigarettes, I would like to give you some options of how not to start smoking and or even stop, and I would like you to visualize with me a nation that is smoke free.
Emotional Appeal: Disgusted, appalled, and baffled
Motivational Appeal: People want to stop smoking or not start because they realize it is deadly.
A. Attention Getter: According to History Today, “Each year, smoking kills more people than AIDS, alcohol, drug abuse, car crashes, murders, suicides and fires---combined!!”
B. Relate Topic: As collage students, some of us smoke and some of us are constantly surrounded with ideas of thoughts of smoking.
C. Credibility Statement: I have done extensive research on this subject and am extremely qualified to talk to you today.
D. Preview Statement: Today I would like to persuade you to realize the dangers and health risks of smoking cigarettes, I would like to give you some options of how not to start smoking and or even stop, and I would like you to visualize with me a nation that is smoke free.
I. I would like to begin by helping you realize the danger and health risks of smoking.
A. “Tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, causing more than 400,000 deaths each year and resulting in an annual cost of more than 50 billion in direct medical costs,” according to The American Family Physician.
1. Smoking is the leading cause of death in the United States.
B. According to History Today, “More than 5 million children living today will die prematurely because of a decision they will make as adolescents---the decision to smoke cigarettes.”
1. “Approximately 80% of adult smokers started smoking before the age of 18 and everyday, 3,000 youn...