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Doctors support switch to e-cigarettes 英国医生支持吸烟者使用电子烟

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一家领先的医学机构说,吸烟者应被鼓励使用电子香烟来帮助他们最终戒烟。英国皇家内科医学院解释说,吸电子香烟比吸传统烟草要安全很多。以下是   Adam Brimelow 的报道。

The growing popularity of e-cigarettes has prompted debate about their safety, their potential to help people quit tobacco smoking and the risk they may encourage some people to take it up .

The Royal College of Physicians concludes that their impact so far has been very positive. They've helped many thousands of people to quit and the switch from tobacco smoking is a dramatic step towards better health.

It says any possible harm from long-term use is likely to be very small and it concludes fears that e-cigarettes are a gateway to smoking are unfounded .

The report has been widely welcomed though the Faculty of Public Health has sounded a note of caution . It said that more research was needed to understand the risks.

词汇表

prompted 引起了
quit 戒(烟)
take it up 开始吸烟
dramatic 骤然的,戏剧性的
harm 伤害,损伤
unfounded 无根据的
note of caution (对某事发出)警告

测验

请听报道并回答下列问题。

1. What has encouraged discussion about the safety of e-cigarettes?

2. Do doctors feel that moving from tobacco to e-cigarettes is a good thing?

3. True or false? Doctors are concerned that e-cigarettes could make non-smokers take up the habit.

4. Does the Faculty of Public Health agree completely with the Royal College of Physicians' report?

答案

1. What has encouraged discussion about the safety of e-cigarettes?
The growing popularity of e-cigarettes.

2.Do doctors feel that moving from tobacco to e-cigarettes is a good thing?
Yes. They say it's a dramatic step towards better health.

3. True or false? Doctors are concerned that e-cigarettes could make non-smokers take up the habit.
False. They say these fears are unfounded.

4. Does the Faculty of Public Health agree completely with the Royal College of Physicians' report?
No. Although the Faculty of Public Health welcomes the report, it says that more research is still needed to understand the risks of using e-cigarettes.

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