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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 peopleâ€™s desire for that product.
(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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09 Oct 2006, 06:39
A ...need to make a connection between advertisements increasing one's desire to smoke.
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09 Oct 2006, 06:40
Answer is A, because it fits well. Answers BCDE contains not relevant info. It's a really easy question
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09 Oct 2006, 06:45
Please can you explain why not E..

If younger people are affected by the advertisement in some way(say positvely) wont the number of young people who smoke decrease..so does'nt it weaken the argument?
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09 Oct 2006, 06:54
A 2.

E's old people are irrelevant. it is about the banning, not about the old vs young.
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09 Oct 2006, 19:13
ayushi wrote:
Please can you explain why not E..

If younger people are affected by the advertisement in some way(say positvely) wont the number of young people who smoke decrease..so does'nt it weaken the argument?

E is out of scope.

The conclusion is: Banning cigarette advertisements in the mass media will not reduce the number of young people who smoke.

Anything related to older people is irrelevant.
It has to be A.
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09 Oct 2006, 19:16
Clear A. E is irrelevent here.
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10 Oct 2006, 08:37
ayushi wrote:
Please can you explain why not E..

If younger people are affected by the advertisement in some way(say positvely) wont the number of young people who smoke decrease..so does'nt it weaken the argument?

Premise:

Weaken argument is A
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10 Oct 2006, 10:53
A also.

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10 Oct 2006, 11:16
Late but A.
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27 Oct 2006, 08:16
(A)

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27 Oct 2006, 12:08
Yeah A
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27 Oct 2006, 12:56
I'm sorry for the late OA..busy with work!

Well the OA is A...

Sorry dont have the OE..
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28 Oct 2006, 07:25
Late, but (A). How many times have you seen a Haagen Daz commercial only to later pick up a bucket of the stuff the next time you stop by the local am/pm?
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28 Oct 2006, 10:11
straight A
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29 Oct 2006, 11:11
Another one for A
29 Oct 2006, 11:11
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