24) B
The argument made in the text is that governments should make alcohol more expensive and make it less appealing by banning advertising.

A – Wrong

This statement would not strengthen the argument made by the text but would instead, strengthen the argument made by alcohol companies. The statistics provided in this statement does not provide a reason why governments should make alcohol more expensive.

B – Correct

This statement helps to explain why the government should increase the prices. The case seen in Scotland shows that alcohol consumption increased due to decrease in prices. If the prices go up, the alcohol consumption would decrease.

C – Wrong

Even though this statement could be true, the focus of the text is alcohol consumption in general. Its focus is not on the wealth of the people who drink it.

D – Wrong

This statement does not explain why the government should increase prices and ban advertising. We need some evidence as to why the government should do so. This evidence is only explained by statement B.

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