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Ms. Justina Oliva English Composition 101 October 26, 2012 The film, Thank you for Smoking , is about a man named Nick Naylor, who promotes smoking for his career as a well known tobacco spokesperson. As the primary spokesperson for his company, it is his job to present smoking as a positive and relaxing gesture that everyone should participate in. Nick’s devotion to his career is made prevalent once he tells a fifteen-year- old boy with cancer than he should still smoke, regardless of his health condition. In addition, Nick Naylor is also trying to be what he feels is a “role-model” for his twelve-year-old son. Throughout the film, there is a large amount of criticism exchanged between the characters, creating what is called a fallacy. A fallacy is a false notion or mistakes of reasoning, in opposition to making a mistake that is factual. One of the easiest fallacies noticed in Thank you for Smoking , is the stereotypical comments made. Nick Naylor is often called a murderer or a killer because of the occupation he has chosen for himself. His promotion of smoking
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