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 article and the lecture are both about high taxes associated with cigarette and unhealthy food. The author presents three theories about how society benefits from the high amount of tax imposed on the cigarette and other unhealthy foods. The lecture dispute that claims made in the article. His position is that they are all incorrect.
According to the reading the people get discourage in associated with unhealthy food consumption when high amount of tax in imposed on such items. The article mentions that high tax is associated with low consumption of tobacco resulting in the healthy society. This argument is challenged by the lecturer. He claims that this can lead to consumers buying cheap products. Additionally he pointed out that the cheap products contain substance of low quality which can further degrade the health.
Secondly, the author suggests that high tax leads to extra income for the government which can be used to supplement the medical cost of the general population. In article, it is said that extra revenue will lift the financial burden from the solders of the member of society who follows healthy habits. Lecturer however, asserts that this will lead to biasedness since same amount of tax is imposed on the member with low earing and member of high earning. He goes on to say that this will only result in creating the burden to the member of the society with low income.
Finally, the author posits that there will be increase in the governmental revenue due the impose of the extra tax for unhealthy food items. As a result of this revenue generated can be invested in different projects like stadium and public parts. He contended that such revenue will be more beneficial for public educational sectors. In contrast, the lecturer states that due to the amount of money generated from tax, the government will be more depended on such revenues. Due to which the government will not take proper action to undermine the unhealthy activity and consumption of such items from public places due to the fear of losing a stream of revenue.
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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 1, column 243, Rule ID: ENGLISH_WORD_REPEAT_BEGINNING_RULE
Message: Three successive sentences begin with the same word. Reword the sentence or use a thesaurus to find a synonym.
...he cigarette and other unhealthy foods. The lecture dispute that claims made in the...
Line 3, column 373, Rule ID: SENT_START_CONJUNCTIVE_LINKING_ADVERB_COMMA
Message: Did you forget a comma after a conjunctive/linking adverb?
...ead to consumers buying cheap products. Additionally he pointed out that the cheap products ...
Line 6, column 88, Rule ID: A_INFINITVE
Message: Probably a wrong construction: a/the + infinitive
...ncrease in the governmental revenue due the impose of the extra tax for unhealthy food ite...
Transition Words or Phrases used:
finally, however, if, second, secondly, so, in contrast, as a result
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 12.0 10.4613686534 115% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 11.0 5.04856512141 218% => Less auxiliary verb wanted.
Conjunction : 6.0 7.30242825607 82% => OK
Relative clauses : 17.0 12.0772626932 141% => OK
Pronoun: 24.0 22.412803532 107% => OK
Preposition: 56.0 30.3222958057 185% => OK
Nominalization: 11.0 5.01324503311 219% => Less nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1735.0 1373.03311258 126% => OK
No of words: 349.0 270.72406181 129% => OK
Chars per words: 4.97134670487 5.08290768461 98% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.32221490584 4.04702891845 107% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.52117085764 2.5805825403 98% => OK
Unique words: 162.0 145.348785872 111% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.464183381089 0.540411800872 86% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
syllable_count: 531.9 419.366225166 127% => 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: 1.0 1.25165562914 80% => OK
Conjunction: 0.0 1.51434878587 0% => OK
Preposition: 3.0 2.5761589404 116% => OK
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 18.0 13.0662251656 138% => OK
Sentence length: 19.0 21.2450331126 89% => OK
Sentence length SD: 40.8833027585 49.2860985944 83% => OK
Chars per sentence: 96.3888888889 110.228320801 87% => OK
Words per sentence: 19.3888888889 21.698381199 89% => OK
Discourse Markers: 3.77777777778 7.06452816374 53% => More transition words/phrases wanted.
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.09492273731 98% => OK
Language errors: 3.0 4.19205298013 72% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 3.0 4.33554083885 69% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 11.0 4.45695364238 247% => Less negative sentences wanted.
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 4.0 4.27373068433 94% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?
Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.267679607299 0.272083759551 98% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0897096194235 0.0996497079465 90% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.104300554744 0.0662205650399 158% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.18053352332 0.162205337803 111% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0875369648294 0.0443174109184 198% => OK
automated_readability_index: 11.7 13.3589403974 88% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 60.65 53.8541721854 113% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 5.55761589404 56% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 9.5 11.0289183223 86% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 11.55 12.2367328918 94% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.15 8.42419426049 97% => OK
difficult_words: 79.0 63.6247240618 124% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 8.0 10.7273730684 75% => OK
gunning_fog: 9.6 10.498013245 91% => OK
text_standard: 12.0 11.2008830022 107% => OK
What are above readability scores?
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Rates: 73.3333333333 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 22.0 Out of 30
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