straw man

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Synonyms for straw man

a person used as a cover for some questionable activity

a weak or sham argument set up to be easily refuted

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an effigy in the shape of a man to frighten birds away from seeds

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Pandolfino added, "The idea that converting smokers to smokeless tobacco products can be a more effective policy for tobacco harm reduction rather than focusing on the availability of less hazardous cigarettes is a straw man fallacy.