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FDA Bans Sale of 55,000 Flavored E-Cigarette Product.(123RF)
FDA Bans Sale of 55,000 Flavored E-Cigarette Product.(123RF)
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文章一:
FDA Bans Sale of 55,000 Flavored E-Cigarette Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration(FDA)banned sales of about 55,000 flavored e-cigarette products on Thursday because of the health threat they pose to American youth.

The electronic nicotine product was often marketed as a tool to help adults quit smoking cigarettes, but the product became extremely enticing to youth, with health experts sounding an alarm over a massive uptick in use among children and teens.

“Flavored ENDS(electronic nicotine delivery system)products are extremely popular among youth, with over 80 percent of e-cigarette users between ages 12 through 17 using one of these products,” said Mitch Zeller, J.D., head of the FDA's Center for Tobacco Products. “Companies who want to continue to market their flavored ENDS products must have robust and reliable evidence showing that their products' potential benefit for adult smokers outweighs the significant known risk to youth.”

According to research published by JAMA Network Open, about 27 percent of high school students and 10.5 percent of middle schoolers said they have used vape products in 2019. Some users are as young as 11, although it's illegal to sell vaping products to anyone under 21.

想一想:

1. 根據文章,為何美國FDA禁止電子煙銷售?

2. 根據本文,電子煙最初的銷售目的是?

3. 文中提到,電子煙很受美國年輕人喜愛,年齡介於12~17歲的使用者占比為多少?美國法律規定,不得販售給幾歲以下的年輕人電子煙?

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解答:

1. Because of the health threat they pose to American youth.(因為它們對美國年輕人構成健康威脅。)

2. To help adults quit smoking cigarettes.(幫助成年人戒菸。)

3. 80 percent; under 21。

吸菸有害健康!

(文章來源:英文大紀元時報)

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文章二:
How to Develop Extraordinary Resilience

Whenever you face stress, grief, pain, setbacks, or failure, see it as an opportunity to practice. Here are some ideas to try:

Consider what you're not seeing.

When you're frustrated or upset, it's because you're only seeing the “bad” side of things. That means you're blinding yourself to the whole picture. When someone is being rude to you, do you notice that they may also be in pain?

Tap into something bigger than yourself.

As a father, it's amazing what I'll go through to help my kids. I'll endure incredible discomfort if it means protecting or helping them somehow—and it doesn't even feel like a sacrifice. Anyone who serves others knows this feeling.

See everything as a teacher.

Every single thing that comes before you is your teacher. You can reject the lesson and see it as something you don't want, or you can open your mind to it and figure out how this situation, this person, this setback, is your teacher.

In each moment, you have a choice. Do you want to succumb to your difficulties, or be made stronger by them, learn from them, and open up to their brilliant lessons and experiences? It's not easy. But it's the path of best resilience.

想一想:

1. 要培養超凡的韌性與彈性,根據本文第一項建議,當他人使自己不快時,也許可以具體做何設想?

2. 根據本文,當您試圖忍耐時,有什麼良方解藥,能夠讓自己不覺得是犧牲?

3. 試分享「個人經驗」,關於面對逆境、困難或生活中的麻煩,您是如何面對、處理,最終帶來正面的影響。

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解答:

1. They may also be in pain.(他們可能也正遭遇痛苦。)

2.  I'll endure incredible discomfort if it means protecting or helping them somehow.(如果是因為可以保護或幫助他人,我就可以忍受很大程度的不適。)

(文章來源:英文大紀元時報)◇