Reviews for Smoking
LadyOfRandomnessThe1st chapter 1 . 2/23/2005
hey, that was pretty good. im writing a story on about harry potter and harry's 24 and he's on crack. it's about the problems he has to go through and the effort he makes to quit. thanx for reading my story The Lonely Days.::*~jesse~*::
varietyinamillion chapter 1 . 1/7/2005
I am definitely gonna trick my brother into reading this thing...thanx.
co0kieCrazii chapter 1 . 12/26/2004
very good!'Asian Americans: 13.3 percent'hahah O Yeah! hehe...
Sir Whiteroses chapter 1 . 12/10/2004
A very informitive story, using great facts

Sir Whiteroses' rating*1/2 of5
Tiefling chapter 1 . 12/9/2004
Not bad. It would be better if you gave it more of a structure though, an introduction and conclusion. As it is, it's a pretty disjointed list of facts.

I'm not a smoker myself, but this is so one sided I feel like playing Devil's advocate.

'Everyone knows that smoking is horrible.'Actually, that's a matter of opinion, not something you can 'know'.

You should provide sources for your stats.

'Did you also know that 1 cigarette contains alcohol, poison, candle wax, toilet cleaner, and sewer gas and over 400 chemicals?'

There's some fuzzy wording ? I could believe that alcohol might be used in the process of making a cigarette (to sterilise things maybe) but not that a person who smokes a cigarette will wind up with alcohol in their bloodstream from it.

'poison' Er, what poison specifically are you referring to here? Of course cigarettes contain several poisons. Nicotine, like all drugs, is a poison, and I doubt many smokers don't know cigarrettes contain it.

'Candle wax' I take it you mean parafin, not beeswax? No biggie. You can eat parafin without any major health problems, and if there were any problems with breathing in the fumes of burning parafin candles would come with warning labels.

'Sewer gas' Which gas would that be exactly? Sulfur dioxide?

'Over 400 chemicals'. Pretty much everything contains chemicals, 'natural' or otherwise.

'Cigarettes aren’t just bad for the people who smoke them, for every eight people who smoke one non-smoker dies from second hand smoke.'

Second hand smoke really pisses me off. I have nothing against smokers as long as they're considerate (it's their life) but I hate it when someone breathes smoke in my face. It also makes me really angry when I see people smoking around children.

'Smoking is also responsible for every 1 in 6 deaths'

In the US perhaps it is (though again you need to provide sources to prove it). In the world, definately not- cigarettes have to compete with malnutrition, maleria, AIDS, war etc.

'And each time you smoke one cigarette takes 11 minutes out of your life.'

I'm curious who came up with that figure and what it's based on.
evil-kinevil chapter 1 . 12/7/2004
good essay...did you do this for school? ) hope you got a good mark!
driel chapter 1 . 12/7/2004
Nice essay. My brother smokes I should get him to read this.
suzieque chapter 1 . 12/7/2004
Very well written and researched. Did you write this for a speech class (as I wrote my essay Growing Up in An Alcoholic Family). I have a friend who detests smoking and smokers. I saw a tshirt and it reminded me of her. It said "Where would you like to spend your place in eternity, smoking or non?" She's a religious person.I tell my children that their fathers cigarettes are "cancer sticks" But my poor hubby does not see the humor in it. LOL