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The error in the conclusion is stating that cigarettes CAUSED the pulse rate to increase. According to our lecture this week a correlation only indicates a relationship, not cause and effect (GCU, 2013). If it were given that it was a linear regression the conclusion could be drawn that it was a cause and effect relationship, since one variable is responsible and one variable explains the response.