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Many people argue that tobacco advertising plays a crucial role in causing teen-agers to start or continue smoking. In Norway, however, where there has been a ban on tobacco advertising since 1975, smoking is at least as prevalent among teen-agers as it is in countries that do not ban such advertising.

Which of the following statements draws the most reliable conclusion from the information above?

(A) Tobacco advertising cannot be the only factor that affects the prevalence of smoking among teenagers.
(B) Advertising does not play a role in causing teenagers to start or continue smoking.\
(C) Banning tobacco advertising does not reduce the consumption of tobacco.
(D) More teen-agers smoke if they are not exposed to tobacco advertising than if they are.
(E) Most teen-agers who smoked in 1975 did not stop when the ban on tobacco advertising was implemented.

(A) - Answer... Most logical conclusion
(B) - Too far fetched
(C) - Too far fetched
(D) - Cannot be concluded from the passage
(E) - Illogical

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19 Sep 2016, 11:00
experts can I get a detailed explaination?

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19 Sep 2016, 11:23
AmritaSarkar89 wrote:
experts can I get a detailed explaination?

Do you have any specific query about any particular doubt?

In general:
The passage states that there has been no advertising of tobacco in Norway; yet there is prevalence of smoking among teenagers there. Therefore something else, not advertisements, caused this prevalence. Hence option A is correct.

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AmritaSarkar89 wrote:
experts can I get a detailed explaination?

Do you have any specific query about any particular doubt?

In general:
The passage states that there has been no advertising of tobacco in Norway; yet there is prevalence of smoking among teenagers there. Therefore something else, not advertisements, caused this prevalence. Hence option A is correct.

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26 Nov 2016, 13:46
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sayantanc2k wrote:
AmritaSarkar89 wrote:
experts can I get a detailed explaination?

Do you have any specific query about any particular doubt?

In general:
The passage states that there has been no advertising of tobacco in Norway; yet there is prevalence of smoking among teenagers there. Therefore something else, not advertisements, caused this prevalence. Hence option A is correct.

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One example is not enough to generalize a hypothesis. Hence B is wrong.

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20 Jan 2017, 16:43
(A) Tobacco advertising cannot be the only factor that affects the prevalence of smoking among teenagers.
this choice appropriatly address that ther may be another reason that influences the teenagers to takeup smoking since the banning of the commercial has not have significant effect .
(B) Advertising does not play a role in causing teenagers to start or continue smoking.
Its not true to say that the advertisement does not paly any role but actually it plays role to a certain anount which is not discussed but there has to be another factor.
(C) Banning tobacco advertising does not reduce the consumption of tobacco.
Not true the banning of tobacoo adbertisement may have reduced the consumption but not eradicate entirely.
(D) More teen-agers smoke if they are not exposed to tobacco advertising than if they are.
may not be true always
(E) Most teen-agers who smoked in 1975 did not stop when the ban on tobacco advertising was implemented.
this is a strengthening or weakening point but not a conclusion because strengtheners adn weakeners always have a conclusion in the argument.

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30 Jan 2017, 12:06
Many people argue that tobacco advertising plays a crucial role in causing teen-agers to start or continue smoking. In Norway, however, where there has been a ban on tobacco advertising since 1975, smoking is at least as prevalent among teen-agers as it is in countries that do not ban such advertising.

Which of the following statements draws the most reliable conclusion from the information above?

(A) Tobacco advertising cannot be the only factor that affects the prevalence of smoking among teenagers.
(B) Advertising does not play a role in causing teenagers to start or continue smoking.
(C) Banning tobacco advertising does not reduce the consumption of tobacco.
(D) More teen-agers smoke if they are not exposed to tobacco advertising than if they are.
(E) Most teen-agers who smoked in 1975 did not stop when the ban on tobacco advertising was implemented.
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13 Dec 2017, 04:36
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Many people argue that tobacco advertising plays a crucial role in causing teen-agers to start or continue smoking. In Norway, however, where there has been a ban on tobacco advertising since 1975, smoking is at least as prevalent among teen-agers as it is in countries that do not ban such advertising.

Which of the following statements draws the most reliable conclusion from the information above?

(A) Tobacco advertising cannot be the only factor that affects the prevalence of smoking among teenagers.
(B) Advertising does not play a role in causing teenagers to start or continue smoking.\
(C) Banning tobacco advertising does not reduce the consumption of tobacco.
(D) More teen-agers smoke if they are not exposed to tobacco advertising than if they are.
(E) Most teen-agers who smoked in 1975 did not stop when the ban on tobacco advertising was implemented.

Premises:
Tobacco advertising plays a crucial role in causing teen-agers to start or continue smoking.
In Norway, tobacco adv is banned since 1975, but smoking is at least as prevalent among teen-agers as it is in countries that do not ban

Conclusion?

Note that the premises talk about smoking among teenagers.

(A) Tobacco advertising cannot be the only factor that affects the prevalence of smoking among teenagers.
In Norway, tobacco advertising was stopped decades ago but teenagers of today still smoke as much as they do in other countries. So other factors are responsible for start of smoking among teenagers today. Advertising cannot be the only factor.

(B) Advertising does not play a role in causing teenagers to start or continue smoking.
This we cannot conclude. It is possible that advertising plays a role but other factors play a role too. Perhaps advertising ban did reduce smoking among teenagers but availability of cigarettes through vending machines is a factor and increased smoking among teenagers. There could be many reasons why teenager smoking is same in Norway as other countries despite the ban.

(C) Banning tobacco advertising does not reduce the consumption of tobacco.
This statement is just too wide to be relevant in our context. We are talking about smoking among teenagers. Banning advertising could have impact on adults even if it doesn't on teenagers.

(D) More teen-agers smoke if they are not exposed to tobacco advertising than if they are.
The argument does not imply this at all. We know that at least as many smoke. Do more smoke? We don't know.

(E) Most teen-agers who smoked in 1975 did not stop when the ban on tobacco advertising was implemented.
We are talking about the teenagers of today. Teenagers of 1975 would be adults now.

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