中英對照讀新聞》New Laws Target People In Thailand Who Smoke At Home 泰國新法律鎖定在家吸菸的人


2020-01-15 05:30

◎陳成良

Smoking in your own home in Thailand may now be considered a crime, if the smoke is considered harmful to other people in the house.

在泰國,如果你在家裡吸菸,而且被認為對其他人有害,今後可能被視為犯罪。

The law aims at curbing smoking at home which might be hazardous for others’ health residing under the same roof. In that case, it will be considered as ’domestic violence’. The new law came into force on August 20.

這項法律旨在遏制家裡的吸菸行為,這種行為可能會對住在同一個屋簷下的其他成員健康造成危害。在該種情況下,吸菸被視為「家庭暴力」。這項新法於8月20日生效。

Once convicted, the court may order a person to receive treatment to quit smoking in an attempt to protect the person’s family.

一旦被定罪,法院可能會命令吸菸者接受戒菸治療,以保護其家人。

According to the center for research and knowledge management for tobacco control, at the Faculty of Medical Science of Mahidol University, there are about 4.9 million households where one or more family members smoke.

根據泰國瑪希頓大學醫學院煙草控制研究和知識管理中心的數據,約490萬戶泰國家庭中有1人以上的人吸菸。

An average of 10.3 million people have unwittingly become passive smokers because they’ve been inhaling smoke at home. Scientific studies show that passive smokers are at greater risk of being affected by cancer.

平均有1030萬人因為在家裡吸二手菸,而不知不覺地成為被動吸菸者。科學研究表明,被動吸菸者的罹癌風險更高。

新聞辭典

hazardous:形容詞,有害的。例句:Hazardous industrial waste polluted the river.(有害的工業廢棄物汙染整條河川。)

unwittingly:副詞,不知不覺地;不知情地。例句:He unwittingly reveals his own temperament.(他不知不覺地洩漏了自己的性情。)

passive:形容詞,被動的。His response was passive. (他的反應是被動的。)

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  • 泰國通過新法,鎖定在家吸菸的人,以保護其他家人健康。(路透檔案照)

    泰國通過新法,鎖定在家吸菸的人,以保護其他家人健康。(路透檔案照)