Difficulty level: Easy
Listen to the following news report about an outdoor smoking ban in New York. Fill the gaps in the sentences below:
- Over the last decade smokers across the country have been ______ ______ the defensive.
- New York City is now taking the war against tobacco a ______ ______ with a new law that ______ ______ effect tomorrow, banning smoking outdoors.
- The law aims to ______ ______, if not eliminate, exposure to ______-______ smoke.
- Officials also hope to discourage a new generation from ______ ______ the habit, sending out the message that it is no longer acceptable to ______ ______ in family-friendly places.
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