Governments of All Countries Should Launch Serious Campaigns Against Smoking. DoYou Agree
If you smoke and still don't believe that there is a definite link between smoking and bronchialtroubles, heart disease, and lung cancer, then you are certainly deceiving yourself. Wheneverthe subject of smoking and health is raised, the governments of most countries hear no evil, seeno evil and smell no evil. In Britain, for instance, cigarette advertising has been banned on TV. The conscience of the nation is appeased while the population continues to puff its way tosmoky, cancerous death.
If the governments of the world were honestly concerned about the welfare of their peoples, you'd think they'd conduct aggressive anti-smoking campaigns. Far from it! The tobaccoindustry is allowed to spend huge sums on advertising. The advertisements suggest it is manlyto smoke, even positively healthy! Smoking is as sociated with the great open-air life, withbeautiful girls, true love and togetherness.
So I suggest that governments begin by banning all cigarette and tobacco advertising and thenconduct anti-smoking adve rtising campaigns of their own. Smoking should be banned in allpublic areas like theatres, cinemas and restaurants. Great efforts should be made to informyoung people especially of the dire consequences of taking up the habit. A horrific warning — say, a picture of a death's head — should be included in every packet of cigarettes that is sold. As individuals we are certainly weak, but if governments acted honestly and courageously, theycould protect us from ourselves.
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launch campaings against 发起反对……的运动
bronchial troubles 气管炎
the subject of... is raised 提出……的问题
hear no evil, see no evil and smell no evil 对……的弊病和危害充耳不闻, 视而不见, 嗅而不觉
The conscience of the nation is appeased 国 家感到心安理得
puff its way to 吞云喷雾一路走向……
conduct aggressive anti-smoking campaigns 放心大胆地实施禁烟运动
Far from it. 远远不是如此
manly a. 有男子气概的
positively healthy 对健康有益
be associated with 与……有关
open-air life 户外生活
togetherness n. 头脑清醒而镇定
make effor ts to + v. 努力去……
inform... of... 告诉……有关……
dire a. 可怕的，悲惨的
horrific a. 极其可怕的
a death's head 骷髅头
courageously ad. 勇敢地