Many countries require cigarette smokers to pay particularly high taxes on their purchases of cigarettes; similar taxes are being considered for unhealthy foods. The policy of imposing high taxes on cigarettes and other unhealthy products has a number of social benefits.
First of all, the taxes discourage people from indulging in unhealthy behaviors. Raising taxes on cigarettes, for instance, leads people to buy fewer of them. Smoking has declined as taxes on tobacco have risen, showing that these taxes do work to make society healthier. It can be expected that imposing similar taxes on unhealthy food and beverages would help reduce obesity rates.
Second, taxes of this kind are financially fair. When people get sick as a result of their smoking or eating unhealthy foods, they create medical costs. It is unfair that everyone in the society, including nonsmokers and people who follow a healthy diet, should contribute equally to covering these costs. Taxing people who engage in unhealthy behaviors creates extra income that can be used to cover the medical costs. In this way, some of the financial burden is shifted from all of society to just those who choose to participate in the unhealthy activities.
Finally, the high rate of taxation on cigarettes significantly increases revenue for the government. In addition to using this tax revenue on medical assistance, governments often use the revenue for other projects that benefit public welfare, such as building stadiums or creating public parks. Even basic government-supported services like public education benefit from these taxes. Thus, the taxes on cigarettes, and the proposed taxes on unhealthy foods, benefit everyone.
The reading passage contends that the raising tax on tobacco have several advantages, on the other hand, the lecturer brings up several points that contradict this arguement.
First and foremost, the speaker argues that the increasing tax on tobacco cannot reduce the number of cigarette starter. This is because they will use the black market rather than legal tobacco market. For example, if the tax increased, the teens or 20s tends to buy illegal tobacco on black market. In this market, they are easily buy tobacco since they do not have to check the ID and much cheaper. This casts doubt on the reading passge's idea that high tax on tobacco can deter people who start cigarette.
Second, the lecturer asserts that raising the tax on tobacco cannot prevent the environmental issues. The reason is that fewer people spend money on tobacco, as a result, the government's revenue might be decresing. This refutes the reading passage's claim that tax on tobacco can contribute to repair the environment
The final point made by the lecture is that high tobacco tax cannot solve the social problems. This is mainly due to the fact that tobacco made a lot of job in agriculture, manufacture, retail area. Many people who have worked this company may lose their job because of the reduction in tobacco production. This counters the reading passage's claim that the tax on tabocco can resolve the poverty problems and unemployed problems.
- Do you agree or disagree with the following statement Movies and television have more negative effects than positive effects on the way young people behave Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer 70
- Many countries require cigarette smokers to pay particularly high taxes on their purchases of cigarettes similar taxes are being considered for unhealthy foods The policy of imposing high taxes on cigarettes and other unhealthy products has a number of so 80
Grammar and spelling errors:
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Message: Consider using a past participle here: 'bought'.
...market. In this market, they are easily buy tobacco since they do not have to check...
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Message: Possible typo: apostrophe is missing. Did you mean 'governments'' or 'government's'?
Suggestion: governments'; government's
...pend money on tobacco, as a result, the governments revenue might be decresing. This refute...
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...can contribute to repair the environment The final point made by the lecture is t...
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Message: Possible agreement error. The noun job seems to be countable; consider using: 'a lot of jobs'.
Suggestion: a lot of jobs
...ainly due to the fact that tobacco made a lot of job in agriculture, manufacture, retail are...
Transition Words or Phrases used:
but, first, if, may, second, so, for example, as a result, on the other hand
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 6.0 10.4613686534 57% => More to be verbs wanted.
Auxiliary verbs: 9.0 5.04856512141 178% => OK
Conjunction : 4.0 7.30242825607 55% => More conjunction wanted.
Relative clauses : 12.0 12.0772626932 99% => OK
Pronoun: 22.0 22.412803532 98% => OK
Preposition: 23.0 30.3222958057 76% => OK
Nominalization: 4.0 5.01324503311 80% => OK
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1202.0 1373.03311258 88% => OK
No of words: 240.0 270.72406181 89% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.00833333333 5.08290768461 99% => OK
Fourth root words length: 3.93597934253 4.04702891845 97% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.44913533495 2.5805825403 95% => OK
Unique words: 132.0 145.348785872 91% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.55 0.540411800872 102% => OK
syllable_count: 367.2 419.366225166 88% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.55342163355 97% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 6.0 3.25607064018 184% => OK
Article: 8.0 8.23620309051 97% => OK
Subordination: 2.0 1.25165562914 160% => OK
Conjunction: 0.0 1.51434878587 0% => OK
Preposition: 2.0 2.5761589404 78% => OK
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 12.0 13.0662251656 92% => OK
Sentence length: 20.0 21.2450331126 94% => OK
Sentence length SD: 32.5512416558 49.2860985944 66% => OK
Chars per sentence: 100.166666667 110.228320801 91% => OK
Words per sentence: 20.0 21.698381199 92% => OK
Discourse Markers: 6.33333333333 7.06452816374 90% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.09492273731 98% => OK
Language errors: 4.0 4.19205298013 95% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 3.0 4.33554083885 69% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 7.0 4.45695364238 157% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 2.0 4.27373068433 47% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?
Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.155577884154 0.272083759551 57% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0668501966183 0.0996497079465 67% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0554603536966 0.0662205650399 84% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.0986907884987 0.162205337803 61% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0221521687896 0.0443174109184 50% => Paragraphs are similar to each other. Some content may get duplicated or it is not exactly right on the topic.
automated_readability_index: 12.2 13.3589403974 91% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 59.64 53.8541721854 111% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 5.55761589404 56% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 9.9 11.0289183223 90% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 11.78 12.2367328918 96% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.38 8.42419426049 99% => OK
difficult_words: 57.0 63.6247240618 90% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 9.0 10.7273730684 84% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.0 10.498013245 95% => OK
text_standard: 10.0 11.2008830022 89% => OK
What are above readability scores?
Rates: 80.0 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 24.0 Out of 30
Note: the e-grader does NOT examine the meaning of words and ideas. VIP users will receive further evaluations by advanced module of e-grader and human graders.