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Adopting a solicitous tone, Ms Martin discredits the tardy response of Government’s to close solariums. She refers initially to Clare Oliver’s death which provides Ms Martin with the motivation to voice her extreme vexation. She couples this anecdotal evidence with statistics to reinforce her conclusion that the government has not done enough to prevent similar deaths. That innocent and unsuspecting young adults are “paying to roast themselves to death” is likely to evoke feelings of extreme frustration especially among family members who are struggling to convince their loved ones to refrain from using such false tanning methods. As a result, this author uses cause-and-effect reasoning strategies to suggest that in the absence of real action the government appears to be favouring businesses and their desire to profit from other’s distress. (OR As a result, this author makes the assumption that in the absence of real action the government appears to be favouring businesses and their desire to profit from other’s distress.) By prioritising values such as health and well-being over profit and greed, Ms Martin urges all concerned members of the community voice join with her and isolate the government and recalcitrant business members.
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