As I left my office at the National Cancer Institute, I passed one of our researchers by the front door puffing away on a cigarette.
“How can you smoke when you, of all people, know the harm caused by cigarettes?” I asked.
He took another draw, exhaled, and replied through the smoke, “Because it gives me more motivation to find a cure.”
- another draw – outra tragada
- Because it gives me more motivation to find a cure. – Porque me dá mais motivação para encontrar uma cura
- harm – dano, prejuízo
- leave (leave, left, left) – sair, partir
- puffing away on a cigarette – fumando um cigarro
- reply – responder
- researcher – pesquisador
- smoke – fumar