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Banning cigarette advertisements in the mass media will not [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2009, 13:54
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Banning cigarette advertisements in the mass media will not reduce the number of young people who smoke. They know that cigarettes exist and they know how to get them. They do not need the advertisements to supply that information.
The above argument would be most weakened if which of the following were true?

(A) Seeing or hearing an advertisement for a product tends to increase people’s desire for that product.
(B) Banning cigarette advertisements in the mass media will cause an increase in advertisements in places where cigarettes are sold.
(C) Advertisements in the mass media have been an exceedingly large part of the expenditures of the tobacco companies.
(D) Those who oppose cigarette use have advertised against it in the mass media ever since cigarettes were found to be harmful.
(E) Older people tend to be less influenced by mass-media advertisements than younger people tend to be.

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Re: Banning cigarette [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2009, 15:51
Conclusion :-Banning cigarette advertisements in the mass media will not reduce the number of young people who smoke.

A- Seeing or hearing an advertisement for a product tends to increase people’s desire for that product. -> weakens the conclusion

If advertisements are stopped then people desire will decrease i.e. people will buy less and number of young people who smoke will decrease

E also weakens the argument and i am confused between A and E. I will go with A

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Re: Banning cigarette [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2009, 16:09
A, as it refutes the argument that banning advertisement has no use...
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Re: Banning cigarette [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2009, 15:25
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Banning cigarette advertisements in the mass media will not reduce the number of young people who smoke. They know that cigarettes exist and they know how to get them. They do not need the advertisements to supply that information.
The above argument would be most weakened if which of the following were true?

(A) Seeing or hearing an advertisement for a product tends to increase people’s desire for that product.
(B) Banning cigarette advertisements in the mass media will cause an increase in advertisements in places where cigarettes are sold.
(C) Advertisements in the mass media have been an exceedingly large part of the expenditures of the tobacco companies.
(D) Those who oppose cigarette use have advertised against it in the mass media ever since cigarettes were found to be harmful.
(E) Older people tend to be less influenced by mass-media advertisements than younger people tend to be.

Conclusion: Ban doesnot help reduce smoking
WEAKEN IT: Van might be helpful
(A) Seeing or hearing an advertisement for a product tends to increase people’s desire for that product.CORRECT
(B) Banning cigarette advertisements in the mass media will cause an increase in advertisements in places where cigarettes are sold. doesnot talk about increase/decrease in smoking.only talks about advertising locations
(C) Advertisements in the mass media have been an exceedingly large part of the expenditures of the tobacco companies.doesnot affect arg(D) Those who oppose cigarette use have advertised against it in the mass media ever since cigarettes were found to be harmful.
(E) Older people tend to be less influenced by mass-media advertisements than younger people tend to be.irrelevant
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Re: Banning cigarette [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2009, 02:17
I also go with A

So what is OA, noboru?

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Re: Banning cigarette [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2010, 05:11
how to eliminate E?
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Re: Banning cigarette [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2010, 06:54
garima01 wrote:
how to eliminate E?



Question asks for Young peoples not older ones.

+1 A

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Re: Banning cigarette [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2010, 06:58
but "Older people tend to be less influenced by mass-media advertisements than younger people tend to be" means younger people are more likely to be influenced by mass media advertisements than older people ? which means banning advertisemnets will be of some use?
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Re: Banning cigarette [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2010, 08:44
garima01 wrote:
but "Older people tend to be less influenced by mass-media advertisements than younger people tend to be" means younger people are more likely to be influenced by mass media advertisements than older people ? which means banning advertisemnets will be of some use?

and that is exactly the trap...
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Re: Banning cigarette [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2010, 09:25
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garima01 wrote:
but "Older people tend to be less influenced by mass-media advertisements than younger people tend to be" means younger people are more likely to be influenced by mass media advertisements than older people ? which means banning advertisemnets will be of some use?

and that is exactly the trap...


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Re: Banning cigarette [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2010, 12:27
I would go with A, has the OA been announced already?
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Re: Banning cigarette [#permalink] New post 02 Jul 2010, 08:11
mbafall2011 wrote:
I would go with A, has the OA been announced already?


We're waiting for OA?

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Re: Banning cigarette [#permalink] New post 02 Jul 2010, 09:19
The heart of argument is - increase in desire for the product due to the advertisement. Hence we have to look for similar answer choice.

(A) Seeing or hearing an advertisement for a product tends to increase people’s desire for that product.
-- Since if the advertisements still continue, it will increase people's desire. Hence the author's conclusion of banning cigarette advertisements won't affect is wrong.Hence A is correct answer choice.

(B) Banning cigarette advertisements in the mass media will cause an increase in advertisements in places where cigarettes are sold.
-- Irrelevant. Hence not a correct answer choice.

(C) Advertisements in the mass media have been an exceedingly large part of the expenditures of the tobacco companies.
-- Irrelevant. Hence not a correct answer choice.

(D) Those who oppose cigarette use have advertised against it in the mass media ever since cigarettes were found to be harmful.
-- Irrelevant. Hence not a correct answer choice.

(E) Older people tend to be less influenced by mass-media advertisements than younger people tend to be.
-- This answer choice is like a shell game. But word 'influence' is more generic. Argument is more towards increased desire for the product. Hence cannot be a correct answer choice.

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Re: Banning cigarette [#permalink] New post 04 Jul 2010, 13:58
I was between A and E. picked E....:(

would appreciate if someone can provide an explanation of how to choose between the two.
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Re: Banning cigarette [#permalink] New post 04 Jul 2010, 14:11
Picked A as well - by elimination. The statement "They do not need the advertisements to supply that information." made me expect to find a choice where they say some sort of info is linked to advertisement. But A targets the number of smokers - so A it is.
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Re: Banning cigarette [#permalink] New post 04 Jul 2010, 18:08
Picked 'A' as well!

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Picked A as well - by elimination. The statement "They do not need the advertisements to supply that information." made me expect to find a choice where they say some sort of info is linked to advertisement. But A targets the number of smokers - so A it is.
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Re: Banning cigarette [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2010, 22:40
(A) Seeing or hearing an advertisement for a product tends to increase people’s desire for that product.--weaken--advertisement increases smoking in youth, so banning will likely to decrease the number of young smokers
(B) Banning cigarette advertisements in the mass media will cause an increase in advertisements in places where cigarettes are sold.--strengthen-therefore banning will not reduce the number of young people who smoke
(C) Advertisements in the mass media have been an exceedingly large part of the expenditures of the tobacco companies.-Out of scope--the topic is about youth and influence of advertisement
(D) Those who oppose cigarette use have advertised against it in the mass media ever since cigarettes were found to be harmful.--Out of scope --does not address the issue at hand
(E) Older people tend to be less influenced by mass-media advertisements than younger people tend to be. --out of scope --comparing the influence of advertisement on old vs. young people
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Re: Banning cigarette [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2010, 23:23
Has to be A
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Re: Banning cigarette [#permalink] New post 21 Aug 2010, 02:33
Picked A..Only A weakens the argument.

where is the OA?
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Re: Banning cigarette [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2010, 18:24
A...reasons discussed above
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