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# Virtually all health experts agree that second-hand smoke

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21 May 2015, 19:05
+1 for Option C- highest percent of smokers->logical action taken by state-> banning smoking in public places
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22 May 2015, 02:20
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Virtually all health experts agree that second-hand smoke poses a serious health risk. After the publication of yet another research paper explicating the link between exposure to second-hand smoke and a shorter life span, some members of the State House of Representatives proposed a ban on smoking in most public places in an attempt to promote quality of life and length of lifespan.

Which of the following, if true, provides the most support for the actions of the State Representatives?

A) The amount of damaging chemicals and fumes released into the air by cigarette smoke is far less than the amount released from automobiles, especially from older models.

B) Banning smoking in most public places will not considerably reduce the percent of the population in the state in question that smokes.

C) The state whose legislators are proposing the tough smoking legislation has a relatively high percent of its population that smoke.

D) Another state that enacted a similar law a decade ago saw a statistically significant drop in lung-cancer rates among non-smokers.

E) A nearby state up-wind has the highest number of smokers in the country.

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Like most of them, i was stuck with Option C and D and went with C. The reason is:

In Option D, it says that the lung cancer rates dropped because of passing a similar law. But what if they had passed laws regarding air pollution. Apart from that it supports the claim from the research paper.

on the other C suggests that the state has a high percentage of smokers and by passing this law they are improving the life of non-smokers. I feel it is appropriate as this can cut down the low quality life.
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22 May 2015, 15:53
I chose answer D over C because the argument focuses on second hand smoking.
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12 Sep 2015, 23:17
I pick C over D. Nowhere it is mentioned that lung cancer is because of smoking. Reduction of lung cancer can be a coincidence rather than a obvious result of ban on public smoking .Even if smoking causes lung cancer it may not reduce life span.
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11 Sep 2016, 06:59
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Virtually all health experts agree that second-hand smoke poses a serious health risk. After the publication of yet another research paper explicating the link between exposure to second-hand smoke and a shorter life span, some members of the State House of Representatives proposed a ban on smoking in most public places in an attempt to promote quality of life and length of lifespan.
Which of the following, if true, provides the most support for the actions of the State Representatives?

A) The amount of damaging chemicals and fumes released into the air by cigarette smoke is far less than the amount released from automobiles, especially from older models.

B) Banning smoking in most public places will not considerably reduce the percent of the population in the state in question that smokes.

C) The state whose legislators are proposing the tough smoking legislation has a relatively high percent of its population that smoke.

D) Another state that enacted a similar law a decade ago saw a statistically significant drop in lung-cancer rates among non-smokers.

E) A nearby state up-wind has the highest number of smokers in the country.
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07 Jul 2017, 07:48
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