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Mike lee persuasive speech pp

  1. 1. Mike Lee<br />COMM107<br />Section 2301<br />Persuasive Speech<br />
  2. 2. Are YOU a 98 lb. weakling?<br />
  3. 3. Legalize Anabolic Steroids<br />
  4. 4. What are anabolic steroids?<br />Synthetic derivatives of testosterone. (ESPN)<br />Retains dietary protein. (ESPN)<br />Began in 30’s, eventually used by WWII soldiers. (Cesar)<br />1958 American Dr. Zeigler creates a better version.<br />Banned by Olympics 1975. (Cesar)<br />
  5. 5. Gains<br />Look like a Greek God.<br />Enhance physical performance.<br />Feel young again. (Bigger)<br /><ul><li>Has helped with AIDS, Cancer, Bell’s Palsy, Alzheimer’s. (Benefits, Steroids (Anabolic-Androgenic)) </li></ul>The Gains OVERPOWER the Costs<br />
  6. 6. Costs<br />Ball-shrinking, balding, hair growth, acne, reduced sperm count. (ESPN)<br />Liver damage, premature heart attacks, and strokes. (ESPN)<br />Psychological problems. (ESPN)<br />The Gains OVERPOWER the Costs<br />
  7. 7. Are steroids THAT <br />Cortisone steroids: tendon ruptures. (Cluett)<br />Anti-depressants: anxiety and suicide. (Vedantam, Side Effects)<br />Viagra: vision problems, headaches, diarrhea, dizziness, etc. (Viagra)<br />Plastic surgeries: risk of infection, blood clots.<br />Cosmetic surgery: as vain and fake as anabolic steroids.<br />evil?<br />
  8. 8. Are they?<br />Centers for Disease Control:<br />Mortality Statistics<br />Tobacco – 435,000 Americans per year<br />Alcohol – 75,000 Americans per year<br />Anabolic Steroids – 3 Americans per year<br />All info. From Bigger Stronger Faster*<br />Emergency Room Visits<br /> Alcohol, <br /> Cocaine, <br /> Steroids… after multivitamins! <br />All info. From Bigger Stronger Faster*<br />
  9. 9. Legality<br />Benefits<br />Anabolic Steroids Control Act of 1990 (Steroid Law – Anabolic)<br />Same category as narcotic painkillers and barbiturates. (Steroid Law – Anabolic)<br />DEA, FDA, AMA shouldn’t be treated like illicit drugs. (Bigger)<br />Better regulation means they would be safer and more standard.<br />Help stop the illegal market of the substance. <br />Taxation on the sale of steroids = source of revenue for the government.<br />Criminalization<br />
  10. 10. Steroid Users in America:<br />15% are Athletes<br />85% are Recreational Users<br />-Rick Collins Esq. <br /> Attorney / Author of Legal Muscle<br />
  11. 11. References<br />"Anabolic Steroids | CESAR." CESAR (Center for Substance Abuse Research). Web. 23 Apr. 2010. <>.<br />Anabolic Steroids - Steroid .com. Web. 25 Apr. 2010. <>.<br />"Anabolic Steroids: MedlinePlus." National Library of Medicine - National Institutes of Health. Web. 23 Apr. 2010. <>.<br />"Benefits of Steroids and Excellence in Performance." Free Articles Directory | Submit Articles - Web. 26 Apr. 2010. <>.<br />Bigger Stronger Faster*. Dir. Chris Bell. Perf. Chris Bell. Magnolia Pictures, 2008. DVD.<br />Cluett, Jonathan. "Side Effects of Cortisone | What Are the Side Effects of a Cortisone Shot." About Orthopedics. Web. 25 Apr. 2010. <>.<br />" - SPECIAL - Anabolic Steroids." ESPN: The Worldwide Leader In Sports. Web. 24 Apr. 2010. <>.<br />Sherwood, By Chris. "Complications & Side Effects of Cosmetic Surgery |" EHow | How To Do Just About Everything! | How To Videos & Articles. Web. 27 Apr. 2010. <>.<br />"Side Effects of Antidepressants." Depression - Understand It, Treat It, Beat It. Web. 26 Apr. 2010. <>.<br />"Steroid Law – Anabolic Steroid Control Act." Steroid Abuse. Web. 27 Apr. 2010. <>.<br />Steroid Law - Welcome to Web. 24 Apr. 2010. <>.<br />"Steroids (Anabolic-Androgenic) - InfoFacts - NIDA." National Institute on Drug Abuse - The Science of Drug Abuse and Addiction. Web. 26 Apr. 2010. <>.<br />Vedantam, Shankar. "Antidepressants a Suicide Risk for Young Adults -" - Nation, World, Technology and Washington Area News and Headlines. Web. 25 Apr. 2010. <>.<br />"Viagra Side Effects |" | Prescription Drugs - Information, Interactions & Side Effects. Web. 26 Apr. 2010. <>.<br />