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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 1,178 Total Answer Attempts   33%
 386 Correctly Popped Fallacies
 792 Incorrectly Un/Popped
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Most Common Responses

386 - Ad Hominem Tu Quoque
80 - Peer Pressure
74 - Appeal to Popularity
66 - Appeal to Common Practice
43 - Appeal to Authority
34 - Relativist Fallacy
28 - Appeal to the Consequences of a Belief
27 - Biased Generalization
26 - Ignoring a Common Cause
25 - Circumstantial Ad Hominem
25 - Hasty Generalization
23 - Post Hoc
22 - Special Pleading
22 - Fallacy of Composition
21 - Confusing Cause and Effect
20 - Misleading Vividness
19 - Red Herring
19 - Appeal to Belief
18 - Genetic Fallacy
17 - Gambler's Fallacy
17 - Burden of Proof
14 - False Dilemma
14 - Ad Hominem
14 - Slippery Slope
14 - Guilt by Association
13 - Fallacy of Division
12 - Appeal to Fear
12 - Poisoning the Well
12 - Middle Ground
10 - Begging the Question
9 - Appeal to Emotion
8 - Appeal to Flattery
8 - Appeal to Tradition
7 - Appeal to Novelty
7 - Appeal to Ridicule
6 - Appeal to Pity
5 - Personal Attack
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