I was a smoker for 15 years when I decided to quit in 2012 as this year marks my fourth year as a non-smoker. I dodged a bullet knowing that I am healthy now in comparison to before as a smoker. I was not in good health and I realized that my health took a turn for the worse each time I decided to smoke a cigarette. My doctor told me that I wouldn’t have much longer to live if I continued to smoke. I decided to stop smoking which benefited me in my health as it was a start in living smoke free, I knew that I would be able to breathe better, do more things and be more health conscious. It wasn’t easy but it wasn’t hard. The hardest part was to actually quit and the easiest part was knowing that my health was my number one priority which motivated me to quit cold turkey. I also am living proof that you can put your mind to anything and if it means quitting smoking, you have the ability to. If I didn’t stop smoking, I would be dead in the coffin with an open wound in my lungs just as a bullet kills people but in this case, by cigarette.
Grounds – “Cigarettes can kill just as bullets” The fact that cigarettes can kill us just as bullets can, this poster questions how long one can dodge the bullet before their life is taken.
Warrants – “Smoking is like putting a bullet in your body” The poster shows the smoker that cigarettes are dangerous and they need to really consider what the consequences are before they put a cigarette in their mouth.
Inference – “Smoking can lead to a lifetime of problems” The poster also illustrates that the more you smoke and ignore your health, the more your health will decline and it may eventually end up in an untimely death when one least expects it.
Conclusion – “Dodging the bullet” We can look at this poster and say wow, if we were to quit today, we will be able to dodge a bullet to our health. We want to be able to understand the correlation between cigarettes and bullets which that is ‘it does kill’. Encourages the viewer to understand that there are deadly consequences if one doesn’t quit or consider the consequences.