Prince Harry's New Year vow: no smoking
[ 2007-01-05 09:11 ]
Prince Harry, 22, the third in line for the British throne has now
vowed to quit smoking in the New Year, ahead of a sweeping Army ban, the
Daily Mail reported on Tuesday.
He has smoked up to 20 Marlboro Lights a day ever since, even though
his year-long army training course at Sandhurst, according to the report.
Cadets at the Royal Military Academy are not allowed to smoke inside
the college but are permitted to do so in their free time.
Harry had earlier insisted that his smoking habit did not interfere
with his health of fitness. But he has finally made a New Year's
resolution to give it up for
His decision comes as the Ministry of Defence prepares to ban smoking
at all army barracks from March this year. Harry wants to cut down
gradually before the new regulations come in, according to reports.
His decision is likely to hearten his father, Prince Charles,
who loathes his son's nicotine habit.
Prince Charles' wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, was herself a
heavy smoker, but is believed to have given it up in recent years.
However, unfortunately for Harry, whose girlfriend, Chelsy Davy is a
social smoker, giving up the
smoking habit could be a little
good : 永久的；一劳永逸的
hearten : to
give strength, courage, or hope to; encourage（振奋；鼓舞）
smoker : 非惯性吸烟者；偶尔吸烟者