The link between alcohol advertising and increased alcohol consumption in tenuous at best. In France, for instance, alcohol consumption among teen-agers has continued to rise despite a ban on alcohol advertising.
Which of the following, if true, would most seriously weaken the argument above?
(A) Most French teenagers are aware of the debilitating effect that excessive alcohol consumption can have on a person’s health
(B) Most French teenagers watch television channels that broadcast from countries where alcohol advertising is legal
(C) Most French teenagers who drink alcohol have at least one parent who also drinks alcohol (D) French teenagers who drink regularly tend to miss more days of school than those do not drink
(E) A corporation’s stock increases in value over the short term only when the corporation’s long-term growth prospects are good.