Logical  Fallacy: a error in reasoning
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Below is the statement as it appears with the fallacy marked as correct. You can see the totals of most frequent responses to this statement. And after reading the any discussion going on below, you can select your choice(s) for the correct answer. For now, whoever posts each statement can update corrections.
Bill: "Smoking is very unhealthy and leads to all sorts of problems. So take my advice and never start."
Jill: "Well, I certainly don't want to get cancer."
Bill: "I'm going to get a smoke. Want to join me Dave?"
Jill: "Well, I guess smoking can't be that bad. After all, Bill smokes."
Ad Hominem Tu Quoque
AKA "You Too Fallacy"

Category: Fallacies of Relevance (Red Herrings) → Ad hominems (Genetic Fallacies)

This fallacy is committed when it is concluded that a person's claim is false because 1) it is inconsistent with something else a person has said or 2) what a person says is inconsistent with her actions. This type of "argument" has the following form:

  1. Person A makes claim X.
  2. Person B asserts that A's actions or past claims are inconsistent with the truth of claim X.
  3. Therefore X is false.
The fact that a person makes inconsistent claims does not make any particular claim he makes false (although of any pair of inconsistent claims only one can be true-but both can be false). Also, the fact that a person's claims are not consistent with his actions might indicate that the person is a hypocrite but this does not prove his claims are false.

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 1,080 Total Answer Attempts   33%
 358 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 722 Incorrectly Un/Popped
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Most Common Responses

358 - Ad Hominem Tu Quoque
73 - Peer Pressure
71 - Appeal to Popularity
63 - Appeal to Common Practice
42 - Appeal to Authority
32 - Relativist Fallacy
26 - Biased Generalization
25 - Appeal to the Consequences of a Belief
24 - Hasty Generalization
22 - Circumstantial Ad Hominem
22 - Special Pleading
22 - Ignoring a Common Cause
21 - Confusing Cause and Effect
20 - Fallacy of Composition
19 - Red Herring
19 - Misleading Vividness
18 - Genetic Fallacy
18 - Appeal to Belief
15 - Gambler's Fallacy
15 - Burden of Proof
12 - False Dilemma
12 - Fallacy of Division
12 - Ad Hominem
12 - Slippery Slope
12 - Middle Ground
11 - Guilt by Association
11 - Post Hoc
10 - Poisoning the Well
9 - Appeal to Fear
9 - Begging the Question
8 - Appeal to Emotion
7 - Appeal to Tradition
7 - Appeal to Novelty
6 - Appeal to Flattery
6 - Appeal to Ridicule
5 - Appeal to Pity
5 - Personal Attack
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