IELTS Speaking Sample Answer # Effects Of Smoking

Smoking is one of the most addictive habits that has ruined so many of the people. It causes diseases that harm people giving them life taking diseases. No matter, how many advertisements have been done, bringing out awareness among people about the ill-effects of smoking, people tend to smoke for several reasons. Let us today, have a look at some of the questions related to smoking.

Does smoking make you look cool? Why or why not?

In my opinion, smoking has nothing to do with making anyone look cool . However, with so many stars smoking, it has come into the minds of people, that smoking is cool. But, I believe that a person’s personality is about what is within and not what is outside. Smoking is a habit and for that note, a bad one.

How many friends do you have who smoke? Do you smoke?

Most of my friends smoke, especially the boy friends that I have. Some of them smoke a lot, however, others tend to do it occasionally. No, I prefer not smoking.

Should people be allowed to smoke in public? If so, where?

I think yes, people should be allowed to smoke in public but only in the smoking zones. Allowing to smoke anywhere they wish, is harmful for others who don’t smoke.

Effects Of Smoking

Is raising the price on cigarettes a good way to get people to quit?

I believe, increasing the price might lower down the rate of people smoking on one hand, but then can also cause other issues as well. Like, people can go out and become bankrupt or cause crimes just to smoke. However, if some one is not very addictive they might quit. On the larger note, I believe that to make people quit smoking there should be more awareness.

What do you think about electric cigarettes?

I think they can be the first step towards quitting cigarettes. Also, since they are less harmful than nicotine cigarettes, I think it can be used as an alternative to nicotine cigarettes.

What are the ill effects of smoking?

Smoking is injurious to health of not only the person who does smoking but also to others. It has been termed as the one habit that tends to cause the highest rate of cancer and heart attacks among people. Not only that, smoking also causes respiratory problems in people, often reducing their life span. Adding more, smoking can even reduce the memory strength of an individual.

Are there any benefits of smoking?

When we are looking for short term benefits, I think there surely are. It reduces anxiety and tends to improve the concentration level of an individual. However, no matter how many short term benefits smoking may provide, for a longer run, its ill effects by pass the benefits.

Should smoking cigarettes be illegal?

I think no. Smoking is injurious to health but then every individual has their own choices to make. If someone prefers smoking, or finds joy in it, or may be is able to relax after a long day, there is nothing wrong. Also, I think smoking is always better than suicide. There are so many people who give up on their life and dreams because of some stupid reasons, which I believe is much more dangerous than going for an addictive thing like smoking.

How popular is smoking in your country?

Smoking has become one of the most popular activities in our country. Some of the people tend to start smoking following their favorite stars or idols, while others begin because of peer pressure. Even more with the hectic life style that we are living in, smoking has become an alternative to fight the stress. There have even been children who started smoking just to bring an impression on other people. However, with the government trying, there have even been cases where people have left smoking.

Should smoking be banned in movies? Why or why not?

I think definitely yes. Cinema influences people like nothing else and when people tend to see their favorite stars they are more likely to imitate them, especially teenagers. With movies, I believe things that we want our society to be should be expressed more.