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The Last Drag



Here are some interesting facts about smoking. Read each of the facts and decide which of the words in brackets to put in the blanks. When you’ve finished you can check your answers.

1.-  Scientists have recently discovered that smoking makes people look __________. (older, younger)
2.-  Seventy per cent of smokers wish they could ______________ smoking. (carry on, give up, turn off)
3.-  Cigarette smoke contains _____________________________________. (polycyclic hydrocarbons, beta naphthylamines, nitrosamines, ammonia, formaldehyde, oxides of nitrogen, carbon monoxide, nicotine)
4.-  ________________ is the primary cause of death related to cigarette smoking. This is closely followed by ______________. (lung cancer, coronary heart disease)
5.-  Smoking restricts the amount of blood to the ________. Ten times as many people lose their _________ from smoking as from car accidents. In fact for every one person who dies in a traffic accident, 25 die from smoking. (brain, legs, heart)
6.-  A third of young women in Britain aged 16 to 24 are regular smokers, an increase of _____ per cent since 1994. Among young men of the same age, _______ per cent smoke. _________ per cent of children aged 11 to 15, and a third of those aged 15, are smokers. (5, 12, 34)
7.-  It has been established that cigarette advertisements _________ influencing young people to start smoking. A survey in Scotland showed that the brand of cigarettes __________ widely advertised was the one ________ frequently smoked by children. (are, aren’t, most, least)
8.- Tobacco companies regularly spend 5 billion dollars on _______________. (publicity, legal settlements, health research)
9.- ______________ smoke is inhaled by the smoker and consists of large particles deposited in the lung. _____________ smoke is the name given to smoke that comes from the burning end of cigarettes and affects other people. This is a mixture of gases and tar particles that reach deep into the lungs because they are small. (sidestream, mainstream, upstream)
10.- Until quite recently, the ____________ person in the world smoked every day after meals. (oldest, stupidest, healthiest)
11.- 48% of people who give up smoking ________. (succeed, fail)
12.- You are _________ likely to become a smoker if someone else in your family smokes. (more, less)
13.- March is _________________________ in Britain while 31 March is ____________________. (World No Smoking Day, National No Smoking Day)

answers
1 - older; 2 - give up; 3 - all of them; 4 - coronary heart disease - lung cancer; 5 - legs; 6 - 5 - 34 - 12; 7 - are - most - most; 8 - publicity; 9 - mainstream - sidestream; 10 - oldest; 11 - fail; 12 - more; 13 - National No Smoking Day - World No Smoking Day



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