戒烟：Quit Smoking (231)
Daisy: Hey Johnny, good to see you! How have you been? I haven't seen you in almost a month.
Johnny: Eleven days, six hours, 21 minutes, and let me see....twenty something seconds.
D: Umm....eleven what?
J: Eleven days since my last cigarette!
D: Hey...good for you! High five!
Daisy将近一个月没见到Johnny，Johnny在这期间把烟戒了，戒烟已经持续了 eleven days, six hours, 21 minutes, and twenty something seconds. 11天6小时21分钟20几秒。Daisy对Johnny表示赞扬，说 good for you! 有你的。这时候女同事Kathy凑了过来。
Kathy: Good afternoon. What are we celebrating?
D: Johnny here has been trying to quit cigarettes for years!
J: And today I'm almost 2 weeks into my program!
K: Wow, congratulations! I quit 10 years ago, but then again, I was never really a serious smoker.
D: Johnny here was a three-pack-a-day man!
K: You smoked three packs a day??! That's some hard-core smoking! So...It must have been very difficult to quit.
J: Well, I've only been smoke-free for 11 days so I can't pat myself on the back too much. But yes, it has been really tough...probably the hardest thing I've ever done in my life.
Kathy说自己是十年前戒的烟，但戒烟前其实抽得也不是很多，I was never a serious smoker. 这一点跟 Johnny 比大不一样，Johnny原来每天抽三盒，He was a three-pack-a-day man. 英文里根据抽烟的多少，可以分为 social smoker 偶尔抽着玩的人；light smoker 烟瘾不大的人；heavy smoker 烟瘾很大的人，还有 chain smoker 一根接一根抽的人，Johnny显然就是这种人，a hard-core smoker 铁杆烟民。Johnny说，自己刚刚戒了11天，还不能 pat myself on the back 自满。to pat oneself on the back 是自我表扬，自我鼓励的意思。 Daisy说，
D: I quit cold turkey, and that was pretty darn hard.
J: Quitting smoking takes a lot of willpower, but these days a lot of help is available if you look for it.
K: My uncle tried hypnosis. A specialist tried to hypnotize him to give him the suggestion that he should stop smoking.
J: Did it work?
K: He quit for a few months, but then he fell back into his old habit.
D: A lot of my friends have tried nicotine patches. Nicotine is an addictive drug and when you quit using it, you get seriously grumpy. Sometimes a patch can help reduce nicotine cravings.
戒烟需要毅力，It takes a lot of willpower. Daisy说自己当年说不抽就不抽了，to quit something cold turkey. 意思是干净利落地戒掉某种习惯。Kathy说，她叔叔曾尝试过hypnosis催眠，hypnosis is spelled h-y-p-n-o-s-i-s, hypnosis, 动词是 hypnotize, h-y-p-n-o-t-i-z-e, 但是只坚持了几个月，就又fell back into his old habit 重新捡起了旧习惯。Daisy说，他很多朋友都用 nicotine patches 尼古丁贴片，减少身体对尼古丁的 cravings, cravings 指强烈愿望，在这是指对尼古丁的瘾头。戒烟还有其他什么好办法呢？我们下次继续听。