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In one state, all cities and most towns have antismoking [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2005, 20:37
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In one state, all cities and most towns have antismoking ordinances. A petition entitled “Petition for Statewide Smoking Restrictionâ€
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Re: CR - Smoking Ban [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2005, 22:32
C. The state law would supersede the local antismoking ordinances, which contain stronger bans than the state law does.
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Re: CR - Smoking Ban [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2005, 04:51
[quote="nocilis"]In one state, all cities and most towns have antismoking ordinances. A petition entitled “Petition for Statewide Smoking Restrictionâ€
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2005, 04:55
Definitely (C)

(E) says it wont affect the local ordinances that impose smoking ban already in places where smoking poses hazard. Hence the ban on these places will exist.
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2005, 03:56
C.

"The state law would supersede the local antismoking ordinances, which contain stronger bans than the state law does. "

If there are already strong bans in place, imposed by the local antismoking ordinances and the State law is going to only weaken them, then this is surely going to mislead the voters as they are not told anything about the strictness of the State law. :)
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2005, 21:36
1) In one state, all cities and most towns have antismoking ordinances.
2) A petition entitled “Petition for Statewide Smoking Restrictionâ€
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2005, 14:43
I will go with A.

The issue here is to minimize the gap between understandings of advocates and voters about the smoking restriction? What's gap? Advocates's intention is to restrict the smoking in public places, but voters's understanding would be that the smoking be restricted in all places in the state from the quote they were asked.

Therefore, I initially picked A and D and saw A is the best answer to mislead the voters because of the gap of understanding about the petition for smoking.

A. Health costs associated with smoking cause health insurance premiums to rise for everyone and so affect nonsmokers.
-> as above statements

B. In rural areas of the state, there are relatively few retail establishments and government offices that are open to the public.
-> Out of scope(not relating to the gap)

C. The state law would supersede the local antismoking ordinances, which contain stronger bans than the state law does.
-> Out of scope(not relating to the gap)

D. There is considerable sentiment among voters in most areas of the state for restriction of smoking.
-> This may mislead the voters, but we are not so sure whether they will be really misleaded, since the key word is only "sentiment.". Rather than this, A should more clearly express the issue.

E. The state law would not affect existing local ordinances banning smoking in places where the fire authorities have determined that smoking would constitute a fire hazard.
-> Wrong Subject
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2005, 14:44
I will go with A.

The issue here is to minimize the gap between understandings of advocates and voters about the smoking restriction? What's gap? Advocates's intention is to restrict the smoking in public places, but voters's understanding would be that the smoking be restricted in all places in the state from the quote they were asked.

Therefore, I initially picked A and D and saw A is the best answer to mislead the voters because of the gap of understanding about the petition for smoking.

A. Health costs associated with smoking cause health insurance premiums to rise for everyone and so affect nonsmokers.
-> as above statements

B. In rural areas of the state, there are relatively few retail establishments and government offices that are open to the public.
-> Out of scope(not relating to the gap)

C. The state law would supersede the local antismoking ordinances, which contain stronger bans than the state law does.
-> Out of scope(not relating to the gap)

D. There is considerable sentiment among voters in most areas of the state for restriction of smoking.
-> This may mislead the voters, but we are not so sure whether they will be really misleaded, since the key word is only "sentiment.". Rather than this, A should more clearly express the issue.

E. The state law would not affect existing local ordinances banning smoking in places where the fire authorities have determined that smoking would constitute a fire hazard.
-> Wrong Subject
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2005, 16:38
I don't have an official answer for this.
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2005, 16:50
There isn't a gap in understanding the effects of the petition. The voters believe that a signing the petition will make the local ordinance statwide. We're asked to find an answer choice that makes them think otherwise and hence not sign it. In this respect, A cannot be the answer.

Here's what A says:
A. Health costs associated with smoking cause health insurance premiums to rise for everyone and so affect nonsmokers.

This answer is entirely out of scope. If I'm voting for a petition that I believe will extend the anti-smoking laws statewide, does knowing that health insurance premiums going up for everybody affect my impression of what the petition will do ? It doesn't.
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Apr 2005, 18:43
Hello ywilfred,
Yes I agree that you are defenately right, as I made a wrong understanding about the sentences. Yeees, the issue is "statewide restriction vs. local one", NOT the gap of adovocates and voters about the restriction. Appreciate your kind explanation.


ywilfred wrote:
There isn't a gap in understanding the effects of the petition. The voters believe that a signing the petition will make the local ordinance statwide. We're asked to find an answer choice that makes them think otherwise and hence not sign it. In this respect, A cannot be the answer.

Here's what A says:
A. Health costs associated with smoking cause health insurance premiums to rise for everyone and so affect nonsmokers.

This answer is entirely out of scope. If I'm voting for a petition that I believe will extend the anti-smoking laws statewide, does knowing that health insurance premiums going up for everybody affect my impression of what the petition will do ? It doesn't.

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