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Switching to "low-yield" cigarettes, those that yield less nicotine, tar, and carbon monoxide than regular cigarettes when tested on a standard machine, does not, in general, reduce the incidence of heart attack. This results is surprising, since nicotine and carbon monoxide have been implicated as contributing to heart disease.

Which one of the following, if true, most helps to resolve the apparent discrepancy?

(A) Smoking low-yield cigarettes has become fashionable, as relatively healthier styles of life have become more popular than those that have been identified as risky.

(B) For those who are themselves smokers, inhaling the smoke of others is not generally a significant factor contributing to an increased risk of heart disease.

(C) Nicotine does not contribute as much as to heart disease as does carbon monoxide.

(D) Carbon monoxide and cigarette tar are not addictive substances.

(E) People who switch from high-yield to low-yield cigarettes often compensate by increasing the number and depth of puffs in order to maintain their accustomed nicotine level.

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Originally posted by vikasp99 on 05 Mar 2017, 05:30.
Last edited by adkikani on 30 Jun 2018, 23:36, edited 1 time in total.
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Switching to "low-yield" cigarettes, those that yield less nicotine, tar, and carbon monoxide than regular cigarettes. When tested on a standard machine, does not, in general, reduce the incidence of heart attack. This results is surprising, since nicotine and carbon monoxide have been implicated as contributing to heart disease.

Which one of the following, if true, most helps to resolve the apparent discrepancy?

(A) Smoking low-yield cigarettes has become fashionable, as relatively healthier styles of life have become more popular than those that have been identified as risky.

(B) For those who are themselves smokers, inhaling the smoke of others is not generally a significant factor contributing to an increased risk of heart disease.

(C) Nicotine does not contribute as much as to heart disease as does carbon monoxide.

(D) Carbon monoxide and cigarette tar are not addictive substances.

(E) People who switch from high-yield to low-yield cigarettes often compensate by increasing the number and depth of puffs in order to maintain their accustomed nicotine level.

Dear vikasp99,

I'm happy to respond. :-)

First of all, there's a problem with the prompt. Neither of the first two sentences are complete sentences. Did you copy this correctly from the source?

Switching to "low-yield" cigarettes, those that yield less nicotine, tar, and carbon monoxide than regular cigarettes. = not a complete sentence

When tested on a standard machine, does not, in general, reduce the incidence of heart attack. = not a complete sentence

Switching to "low-yield" cigarettes, those that yield less nicotine, tar, and carbon monoxide than regular cigarettes, when tested on a standard machine, does not, in general, reduce the incidence of heart attack. = a complete sentence

I'm not sure whether there was an error in the source (that would be quite troubling) or simply an error you made in copying. Understand that when you post a question on GMAT Club, that implies a certain amount of responsibility to get the question correct.

This question is extremely easy to predict. If each light cigarette has less of the bad stuff, then folks must be smoking more of them each day. That's exactly what (E) says. None of the other answers are tempting at all. This is an extremely easy question.

Does all this make sense?
Mike :-)
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