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STATEMENT: Every year, tobacco kills lots of people, more than AIDS, cocaine, heroin, alcohol, vehicular accidents, homicide and suicide combined. Hence, we should make a law where producing and selling tobacco has been outlawed completely. Which of the following argument strengthen the above statement?
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Smoking or chewing tobacco is a personal choice, moreover, the tobacco industry provides a huge tax revenue to the government.
Tobacco industry employs thousands of farmers, industrial workers and salesman. A ban would render all these people jobless.
Road accidents and drinking alcohol also cost lives, so we should ban motor vehicles and alcohol too.
Tobacco kills more than 8 million people each year, which is much more than the numbers of people lost lives due to other mentioned health issue.
Many smokers chose so-called low-tar, mild, light, or ultralight cigarettes because they thought these cigarettes would expose them to less tar and would be less harmful to their health than regular or full-flavor cigarettes. However, light cigarettes are no safer than regular cigarettes.
Correct Option is Tobacco kills more than 8 million people each year, which is much more than the numbers of people lost lives due to other mentioned health issue.
Solution:In argument (a) we all know that chewing tobacco is a personal choice but it is harmful for human being and thus it weakens the statement. In argument (b) keeping aside the sensitive value as we, all know that jobs are important but this argument is clearly weaken the statement. Argument (c) is a neutral statement. Argument (d) is strengthening the statement because this argument states some figures which clearly strengthen the statement. Argument (e) talk about smoking not tobacco so not related to the statement.
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