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Some governments have tried to make alcohol and tobacco less attractive to consumers by regulating what can be shown in advertisements for these products, rather than by banning advertising of them altogether. However, the need to obey the letter of these restrictions has actually stimulated advertisers to create advertisements that are more inventive and humorous than they were prior to the restrictions’ introduction.
which of the following, if true, would, in conjunction with the statements above, best support the conclusion that the government policy described above fails to achieve its objective?
(A) Because of the revenues gained from the sale of alcohol and tobacco, governments have no real interest in making these products less attractive to consumers.
(B) Advertisers tend to create inventive and humorous advertisements only if they have some particular reason to do so.
(C) Banning advertising of alcohol and tobacco is a particularly effective way of making these products less attractive to consumers.
(D) With the policy in place, advertisements for alcohol and tobacco have become far more inventive and humorous than advertisements for other kinds of products.
(E) The more inventive an advertisement is, the more attractive it makes the advertised product appear.
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E tells that if the advedrtisement is more inventive it makes the product more attractive. So, the whole purpose is defeated here. The regulations laid out are of no use. Hence I go with E
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It is a strengthen type question

Premise - Some governments have tried to make alcohol and tobacco less attractive to consumers by regulating what can be shown in advertisements for these products, rather than by banning advertising of them altogether

Conclusion - the need to obey the letter of these restrictions has actually stimulated advertisers to create advertisements that are more inventive and humorous than they were prior to the restrictions’ introduction

Anything which strengthen the conclusion is our answer

(E) The more inventive an advertisement is, the more attractive it makes the advertised product appear (The government regulates the advertisement of alcohol and tobacco to make it look less attractive. To negate this effect the alcohol and tobacco companies start attracting customers by making an advertisement more inventive)

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