A British teenager has survived a life-threatening condition after six months of vaping. 19-year-old Ewan Fisher was unable to breathe as a result of inhaling e-cigarettes. Neil and Georgina discuss the story and teach you vocabulary in this free English lesson.
A teenage boy who almost died after using e-cigarettes has urged people not to take up vaping.
Doctors say Ewan Fisher, who’s 19 and from Nottingham, suffered a catastrophic reaction in his lungs that left him unable to breathe.
Health officials said vaping was not risk-free, but was still better than smoking.
Professor John Britton from the UK Centre for Alcohol and Tobacco Studies says it’s a difficult issue.
Key words and phrases
using electronic smoking devices
He gave up smoking and took up vaping.
Some say vaping is not as bad for your health as smoking.
caused something to happen
The excessive rainfall triggered flooding.
The heatwave triggered forest fires.
*at your peril
at your own risk
Walk on the train tracks at your peril.
Steal Rob’s last biscuit at your peril!
Which phrasal verb means ‘start doing something regularly’?
a) take off
b) take up
c) take over
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