TPO53 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

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TPO53
 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.

In the reading, the author suggest that there are lots of benefits to impose high taxes on unhealthy products, as well as cigarettes. The professor, however, challenge that this idea is not ideal as they looked like.
First, the reading points out that high taxes had discouraged people to buy cigarettes, and it could be also useful with unhealthy food. On the contrary, the professor argue that high taxes cause high price, and consequently force one who is addictive on them to purchase cheaper and lower-quality products. Eventually, one's healthy condition become worse, for lack of money to buy more healthy foods.
Second, the reading mentions that it is unfair that nonsmokers paid for the smokers in terms of medical insurance system. But the professor disagree the author's definition on fair and unfair. In fact, she suggest that unfair is not base on whether one smokes and engage in unhealthy behaviors or not, but base on how much income one has.
Finally, the professor argue that if the goverment pay much attention about the tax revenue from cigarettes, it would not be positive in establishing policy to reduce the smoking rate. And it is alike with unhealthy foods.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 3, column 153, Rule ID: POSSESIVE_APOSTROPHE[1]
Message: Possible typo: apostrophe is missing. Did you mean 'authors'' or 'author's'?
Suggestion: authors'; author's
... system. But the professor disagree the authors definition on fair and unfair. In fact,...
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Line 3, column 205, Rule ID: HE_VERB_AGR[1]
Message: The pronoun 'she' must be used with a third-person verb: 'suggests'.
Suggestion: suggests
...nition on fair and unfair. In fact, she suggest that unfair is not base on whether one ...
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, consequently, finally, first, however, if, look, second, so, well, in fact, as well as, on the contrary

Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 8.0 10.4613686534 76% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 2.0 5.04856512141 40% => OK
Conjunction : 9.0 7.30242825607 123% => OK
Relative clauses : 9.0 12.0772626932 75% => More relative clauses wanted.
Pronoun: 16.0 22.412803532 71% => OK
Preposition: 25.0 30.3222958057 82% => OK
Nominalization: 5.0 5.01324503311 100% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 988.0 1373.03311258 72% => OK
No of words: 198.0 270.72406181 73% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 4.9898989899 5.08290768461 98% => OK
Fourth root words length: 3.75116612262 4.04702891845 93% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.61278593494 2.5805825403 101% => OK
Unique words: 121.0 145.348785872 83% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.611111111111 0.540411800872 113% => OK
syllable_count: 309.6 419.366225166 74% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.55342163355 103% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 2.0 3.25607064018 61% => OK
Article: 6.0 8.23620309051 73% => OK
Subordination: 1.0 1.25165562914 80% => OK
Conjunction: 5.0 1.51434878587 330% => Less conjunction wanted as sentence beginning.
Preposition: 3.0 2.5761589404 116% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 10.0 13.0662251656 77% => Need more sentences. Double check the format of sentences, make sure there is a space between two sentences, or have enough periods. And also check the lengths of sentences, maybe they are too long.
Sentence length: 19.0 21.2450331126 89% => OK
Sentence length SD: 43.8406204336 49.2860985944 89% => OK
Chars per sentence: 98.8 110.228320801 90% => OK
Words per sentence: 19.8 21.698381199 91% => OK
Discourse Markers: 11.4 7.06452816374 161% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.09492273731 98% => OK
Language errors: 2.0 4.19205298013 48% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 1.0 4.33554083885 23% => More positive sentences wanted.
Sentences with negative sentiment : 8.0 4.45695364238 179% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 1.0 4.27373068433 23% => More facts, knowledge or examples wanted.
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.373801146779 0.272083759551 137% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.131281721607 0.0996497079465 132% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0902951505344 0.0662205650399 136% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.217426529368 0.162205337803 134% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0706295988656 0.0443174109184 159% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 12.0 13.3589403974 90% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 52.19 53.8541721854 97% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 5.55761589404 56% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 10.7 11.0289183223 97% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 11.66 12.2367328918 95% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.41 8.42419426049 100% => OK
difficult_words: 48.0 63.6247240618 75% => More difficult words wanted.
linsear_write_formula: 11.0 10.7273730684 103% => 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: 66.6666666667 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 20.0 Out of 30
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