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Quitting smoking now greatly reduces ones health risk reads the surgeons warning on a pack of Marlboro red cigarettes yet people are still smoking everyday despite the surgeons warning For years the FDA Food and Drug Administration has tried to reduce the number of smokers each year by implementing higher taxes on cigarettes regulating advertisement aimed at children curbing the smoking age to eighteen years old and banning cigarette vending machines But none of these plans have done their job yet Kids are starting to smoke at an early age despite higher taxes peer and parent influence are replacing advertisements and kids are finding other means of buying cigarettes instead of from vendors Greg Littles Suit has no basic in fact opposes the Clinton administration lawsuit on tobacco while the counter argument wants to take the court case to Congress Both articles have strong and weak points but Littles article is based more on opinion and has little evidence for its arguments Littles argues that Congress should not interfere with the tobacco industries Little tries to make the readers side with him in the opening statement when he says its a shameless act of politics that reaches the height of hypocrisy He uses strong opinionated words to tell the readers that the lawsuit has no basis and he immediately attacks the Clinton administration describing them as shameless and their actions are hypocritical By having the statement in the opening sentence Little attempts to have to the readers side with him before any of the issues are presented This ad hominem fallacy diverts the attention away from the problem at hand which is the justification of the lawsuit on tobacco companies He claims that the government has been unable to see the advances tobacco industries have made in the last thirty-five years The government according to Little has been involved in virtually every aspect of the tobacco industry and collected tens of billions of
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