I need an argumentative essay about making the sale and production of tobacco illegal.
This is my topic proposal I wrote:
For the argument essay, I will be writing about how the production and sale of tobacco products should be made illegal. The purpose of my essay is to educate readers on the harmful effects of cigarette smoking. More specifically, the impact tobacco has on the body and the environment. The thesis of my essay is: Tobacco is a leading public health epidemic, causing millions of morbidities and mortalities yearly, therefore the production and sale of tobacco should be made illegal.
My argument is significant because tobacco products are the leading cause of preventable deaths. Millions of people die from smoking tobacco products every year. The abolition of tobacco products would help us attain longer, healthier lives with drastically fewer diseases and deaths. My intended audience is the public because it tobacco smoking has vast implications for public health and safety. I want to try to educate people of the harmful effects tobacco smoke has on the body to try to persuade them to quit, but I also want to persuade policy makers to enact change. The tone I will use in my essay will be factual, but emotional. I want to evoke the emotions of my readers to help promote change.
I will use evidenced based research to support my thesis. The biggest opposition to my argument will be that the government has no right to impede on our free will. This is a valid point, but the main duty of the government is to protect its citizens from harm. There is no need and no benefit of tobacco smoking. Inhaling tobacco smoke is one of the most dangerous things we can do to our body, so it should be the government’s duty to protect us from this harm.
I will conduct my research using quantitative research most likely from literature review. I will find evidence through reputable sources such as academic journals and government websites. I will be looking for evidence of the effects of tobacco smoke on the body and the environment. I will also be researching the current laws and regulations on tobacco products and opposing views to my argument.
The problems I anticipate is refuting the points of opposition. I think there are many obstacles in the abolition of the production and sale of tobacco. I will try to resolve this by doing more research on how to effectively enact change. Also, giving examples on how regulation of tobacco products hasn’t solved any of our issues.
I have attached the guidelines for the essay below.