Most smokers, although there are some, do not know what they have been doing to their body and the nature around them by smoking. A person smoking needs to undergo smoking cessation, the process of discontinuing the practice of inhaling smoke, in order to be safe for several health risks and problems in public that may have been caused by smoking. In the U.S. one of five deaths are caused or related to cigarette smoking. The effect of cigarette smoking includes several number of health problems like cancers, lung diseases, heart attacks, strokes and blood vessel ailments, risks to women and babies, or even blindness and death (American Cancer Society).
In the late 1990’s, the US CDCP (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) surveys shows that for every year spent smoking lifespan of a person is decreased. In males there is an average of 13.2 years of life that had been lost by smoking and 14.5 among females. However, people who stop smoking enjoy several health benefits and could live more years than those who keep smoking.
The picture above illustrates the idea of a cause and effect. The text “Stop smoking or stop breathing” shown above provides the readers or the viewers the idea to hesitate to smoke. It somehow makes them realize something that may happen unto them upon continuing to smoke, death. The skeleton with a cigarette on its mouth implicates the idea of dying; it is because in general people tend to relate death by skeletons symbolically. It gives the readers/viewers the fear to die and hesitate to smoke.
When you look at the picture, you certainly give your focus on the lit cigarette. It strengthens the presentation of the topic which is smoking mainly. While the big letter “Q” above strikes the idea to the viewer/reader to quit. It is in a bigger size other than any of the elements found on the illustration above. It represents the range of the topic which is to stop smoking.
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