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Quitting smoking make you happier

Sample newspaper article

QUITTING SMOKING MAKES YOU HAPPIER

喫煙者は禁煙すれば、不安やストレスを感じている人が抗うつ剤を摂取するのと同様の精神的な幸福感の高揚を得ることができるという研究報告が2月13日に発表された。英国の研究者たちは、被験者たちが記入したアンケートから、不安や気持ちの落ち込み、ストレス、生活の質についての答えを標準化したスコアカードを調査した。調査対象の喫煙者は平均44歳で、一日に10本から40本のタバコを吸っていた。彼らは禁煙を試みる前と禁煙を始めて平均6か月の2回、調査を受けた。禁煙に成功した被験者は、喫煙を続けた被験者に比べて、気持ちの落ち込みや不安感、ストレスの減少を報告し、人生に対してより前向きな展望を持つようになったと回答した。(Feb. 14)

Words and phrases

喫煙者 (kitsuensha) smokers; 禁煙する (kin’en-) stop smoking; 不安 (fuan) anxiety; ストレス stress; 抗うつ剤 (utsuzai) anti-depressants; 接種する (sesshu-) take; 同様の (dōyō-) equivalent to; 精神的な (seishinteki-) mental; 幸福感 (kōfukukan) well-being; 高揚 (kōyō) boost; 得る (e-) get; 研究 (kenkyū) research; 報告 (hōkoku) report; 発表された (happyō-) was announced; 研究者 (kenkyūsha) researchers; 被験者 (hikensha) examinees; 記入した (kinyū-) filled in; アンケート questionnaire; 気持ち (kimo-) feelings; 落ち込み (o-ko-) low sprits; 生活 (seikatsu) life; 質 (shitsu) quality; 答え (kota-) answers; 標準化 (hyōjunka) standardization; スコアカード score cards; 調査した (chōsa-) inquired; 対象 (tais) subject; 平均 (heikin) average; 歳 (sai) year-old; タバコ tobacco; 吸って (-sut-) smoke; 試みる (kokoro-) try; 成功した (seikō-) succeeded; 続けた (tsuzu-) continued; 比べて (kura-) compare; 減少 (gens) decrease; 人生 (jinsei) life; 前向きな (maemu-) positive; 展望 (tenbō) prospect; 回答した (kaitō-) answered

Sample radio or television report

Kituensha-wa kin’en sure-ba, fuan-ya sutoresu-wo kanjiteiru hito-ga kōutsuzai-wo sesshu surunoto dōyō-no seishinteki-na kōfukukan-no kōyō-wo erukoto-ga dekiru-to-iu kenkyū hōkoku-ga 2-gatsu 13-nichi-ni happyō-saremashita. Eikoku-no kenkyūshatachi-wa hikenshatachi-ga kinyū-shita ankēto kara, fuan-ya kimochi-no ochikomi, sutoresu, seikatsu-no shitu-ni tuite-no kotae-wo hyōjunka-shita sukoa kādo-wo chōsa-shimashita. Kitsuensha-ha heikin 44-sai-de, ichinichi-ni 10-pon kara 40-pon-no tabako-wo sutte imashita. Karera-wa kin’en-wo kokoromiru-mae-to kin’en-wo hajimete heikin 6-kagetsu no nikai, chōsa-wo ukemashita. Kin’en-ni seikō-shita hikensha-wa, kitsuen-wo tsuzuketa hikensha-ni kurabete, kimochi-no ochikomi-ya fuankan, sutoresu-no genshō-wo hōkokushi, jinsei-ni taishite yori maemuki-na tenbō-wo motsuyō-ni natta-to kaito¯ shimashita.

Translation

Smokers who quit smoking get a boost in mental well-being that, for people who are anxious or stressed, is equivalent to taking antidepressants, a study said Feb. 13. British researchers looked at standardized scorecards for symptoms of anxiety, depression, stress and quality of life, derived from questionnaires completed by volunteers. The smokers were 44 years old on average and smoked between 10 and 40 cigarettes a day. They were questioned before they tried to give up smoking and again after their attempt — an average of six months later. Those who succeeded in quitting reported reduced depression, anxiety and stress and a more positive outlook on life compared with those who continued smoking.

A conversation between acquaintances

A: Kin’en-ni seikō-shita hito-wa, seishinteki-na antei-wo kanjirukoto-ga dekiru sō-desu-yo. (I heard people who can stop smoking get a boost in mental wellbeing.)

B: Tabako-wa sutoresu kaishō-ni naru-to-iu-nowa machigai-datta-n-desu-ne. (You mean it’s a myth that smoking relieves stress?)

Conversation between a husband and wife

H: Kin’en sure ba kōfukukan-wo erareru sō-da. (Apparently, quitting smoking makes you happier.)

W: Kenkō-nimo ī desu-shi-ne. (It is good for your health, too.)

(No. 1199)

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