on Selasa, 10 September 2013 11:46.

Taking a drag from an e-cigarette may be just as safe and effective as using a nicotine patch for smokers struggling to quit, according to new research. The study found that about one in 20 people who used either patches or e-cigarettes managed to quit completely six months after the test started. Also, users of electronic cigarettes were more likely to have cut their use of real cigarettes in half, even if they didn’t quit entirely. Some analysts said that the study results will allow health professionals to feel better about recommending e-cigarettes to smokers, or at least condoning their use. The study's authors said the e-cigarettes are an effective way to help people quit smoking because they replicate a lot of the ritualistic behavior people have about smoking: getting a cigarette out, putting it in their hands, touching it, and the sensation of smoke in their lungs.

Kata-kata penting:

e-cigarette = rokok elektronik adalah inovasi rokok modern, alat menyerupai rokok menggunakan baterai untuk membakar cairan nikotin dan uapnya masuk ke paru-paru pemakai.
taking a drag = menghisap rokok
nicotine patch
= koyo nikotin
= memaklumkan
ritualistic behavior
= perilaku ritual (perilaku melakukan urutan kegiatan atau ritual)


on Selasa, 10 September 2013 09:49.

The International Olympic Committee has chosen Tokyo to host the 2020 Summer Games. Tokyo beat out two other contenders: Madrid, Spain and Istanbul, Turkey. Tokyo, which had previously hosted the Summer Games in 1964, was seen as a safe choice when compared with the other two cities. Madrid's big drawback was likely Spain's current economic crisis, with about a 25% unemployment rate for adults. Turkey's bid may have been hurt because the country shares a border with Syria, which is currently engulfed in a brutal civil war. Also, Istanbul experienced unrest this year when protestors trying to save an urban park tussled with city police. Turkey would have been the first Muslim country to host the Games, and with a median age of less than 30 years, one of the youngest.

Kata-kata penting:

contenders = lawan, pesaing
drawback = kekurangan, kelemahan
shares a border
= berbatasan
= dilalap, benar-benar dikelilingi
= kerusuhan


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