- What are some people’s bad habits?
- What do you think of smoking?
- prohibit /proh-HIB-it/
- implement /IM-pluh-ment/
- addicted /uh-DIK-tid/
- objective /uhb-JEK-tiv/
- percentage /per-SEN-tij/
[verb] – to officially refuse to allow something
Trucks are prohibited from driving on the ice.
[verb] – to start using a plan or system
Changes to the national health system will be implemented in 2024.
[adjective] – unable to stop taking drugs, or doing something as a habit
I’m addicted to salty foods.
[noun] – something that you plan to do or achieve
Her primary objective right now is to stay in power.
[noun] – an amount of something, often expressed as a number out of 100
The percentage of live births is continuing to rise.
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. In New Zealand, around 13 percent of adults smoke presently, compared to roughly 18 percent a decade ago. The percentage among the indigenous Maori population, on the other hand, is far greater – over 31% – and they also have a higher rate of disease and death. On December 9, 2021, the government announced tough tobacco restrictions as part of the campaign, including limiting where cigarettes can be sold and removing them from supermarkets and local businesses.
- What did New Zealand outlaw to the next generation in an effort to finally phase out smoking?
- According to the article, who will be prohibited to purchase cigarettes or tobacco products during their lifetime?
- How did the health professionals in the country react to the new law?
- How much percentage of adults smoke presently in New Zealand?
- When did the government announce tough tobacco restrictions?
- 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.