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# Banning cigarette advertisements in the mass media will

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Project CR Butler:Day 17:Critical Reasoning (CR2)

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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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(A) Correct Seeing or hearing an advertisement for a product tends to increase people’s desire for that product.
if ads' exsistance increase the desire, the absence of the same is not increasing the desire and hence it will contribute to reduction in use.

(B) Banning cigarette advertisements in the mass media will cause an increase in advertisements in places where cigarettes are sold.
ppl already know where the cigarettes are sold. Thus if those selling places increase ads- the concerned ppl will only experience those ads when they are already at the store

(C) Advertisements in the mass media have been an exceedingly large part of the expenditures of the tobacco companies.
- Tobacco companies' expenditure is out or scope of the argument.

(D) Those who oppose cigarette use have advertised against it in the mass media ever since cigarettes were found to be harmful.
- Third party behaviour ( ppl opposing cigarette use) is out or scope of the argument.

(E) Older people tend to be less influenced by mass-media advertisements than younger people tend to be.
- The comparison of 'Old ppl vs Young' is out or scope of the argument.
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Project CR Butler:Day 17:Critical Reasoning (CR2)

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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.

Structure

Conclusion: Ban —> Not Reduce
Weaken: Ban —> Reduce

(A) Seeing or hearing an advertisement for a product tends to increase people’s desire for that product. - Correct: Gives use the expected structure. Ban —> Reduce
(B) Banning cigarette advertisements in the mass media will cause an increase in advertisements in places where cigarettes are sold. - Wrong: Opposite. Strengthens it! Ban —> Not Reduce
(C) Advertisements in the mass media have been an exceedingly large part of the expenditures of the tobacco companies. - Wrong: Irrelevant
(D) Those who oppose cigarette use have advertised against it in the mass media ever since cigarettes were found to be harmful. - Wrong: Irrelevant
(E) Older people tend to be less influenced by mass-media advertisements than younger people tend to be. - Wrong: Irrelevant Comparison
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