- tobacco /tuh-BAK-oh/
- campaign /kam-PEYN/
- applaud /uh-PLAWD/
- curb /kurb/
- outlet /OUT-let/
[noun] – a substance smoked in cigarettes, pipes, etc. that is prepared from the dried leaves of a particular plant
We are unable to sell tobacco or alcohol to anyone under the age of 16.
[noun] – a planned group of especially political, business, or military activities that are intended to achieve a particular aim
The city’s annual Christmas campaign to prevent drunk driving has just started.
[verb] – to show enjoyment or approval of something such as a performance or speech by clapping the hands repeatedly to make a noise
After her remarks, she was applauded for a whole five minutes.
[verb] – to control or limit something that is not wanted
Tax evasion should be curbed by the government.
[noun] – a store that is one of many owned by a particular company and that sells the goods that the company has produced
The outlets for these products are the local markets.
New Zealand is committed to meeting a national objective of reducing smoking rates to 5% by 2025, with the goal of eventually eliminating the practice entirely. Approximately 13% of adults in New Zealand smoke now, compared to 18% roughly a decade earlier. However, among the indigenous Maori population, the percentage is substantially higher – around 31% – and they also have a higher prevalence of disease and death. The government announced severe tobacco curbs as part of the campaign on December 9, 2021, including significantly restricting where cigarettes may be sold, removing them from supermarkets and neighborhood stores. Officials believe the number of outlets authorized to sell cigarettes will be substantially cut, from around 8,000 today to approximately 500.
- Do you know someone who smokes? Could you tell me something about him/her?
- What rules does your country impose when it comes to smoking?
- If you were to create a tobacco control law, what would it be? Please explain your answer.
- Do you agree that the statement of Dr. Ayesha Verall can be achieved?
- What do you think of New Zealand’s initiative? Please elaborate on your answer.
- phase out