Top 10 Logical Fallacies of Anti-Vaping Zealots

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  1. nimra

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    For most people, a logical fallacy is something to be avoided if you want to be taken seriously in an argument.
    If someone argued that tax breaks for the rich are wrong, you wouldn’t have a very convincing counter-argument if you just said, “you’re only against it because you’re poor.” You’ve contributed no information to help anybody determine whether tax breaks for the rich are right or wrong, you’ve merely attacked the individual you’re arguing with in an attempt to make yourself looklike you’re right. This is an example of ad hominem, a fallacious argument directed at the individual rather than addressing the issue. These tricks are best avoided, because once they’re pointed out your argument pretty much crumbles into nothing.
    So spare a thought for the anti-vaping zealots, those who are opposed to e-cigarettes or tobacco in any form, who continually have to rely on similarly flawed arguments in order to make it look like they’re maintaining a defensible position. Reading through anti-e-cig arguments is like taking a whistle-stop tour of logical fallacies, and here is our top 10 of the most common:
    For most people, a logical fallacy is something to be avoided if you want to be taken seriously in an argument.
    If someone argued that tax breaks for the rich are wrong, you wouldn’t have a very convincing counter-argument if you just said, “you’re only against it because you’re poor.” You’ve contributed no information to help anybody determine whether tax breaks for the rich are right or wrong, you’ve merely attacked the individual you’re arguing with in an attempt to make yourself looklike you’re right. This is an example of ad hominem, a fallacious argument directed at the individual rather than addressing the issue. These tricks are best avoided, because once they’re pointed out your argument pretty much crumbles into nothing.
    So spare a thought for the anti-vaping zealots, those who are opposed to e-cigarettes or tobacco in any form, who continually have to rely on similarly flawed arguments in order to make it look like they’re maintaining a defensible position. Reading through anti-e-cig arguments is like taking a whistle-stop tour of logical fallacies, and here is our top 10 of the most common:
     

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