Prohibitionist

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Prohibitionist

A person who subscribes to the idea that the best way to reduce unwanted actions is to ban them. For example, a prohibitionist may believe that the best way to end smoking is to forbid the possession or sale of tobacco. The effectiveness of prohibitionism is highly controversial.
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Historians of alcohol prohibition in the United States have long suggested that the dry years of the 1920s marked a significant passage in social policy, political alignments, and the construction of the modern American state.
Patna (Bihar) [India], November 3 ( ANI ): The representatives of the Karnataka State Temperance Board (KSTB), inspired by the alcohol prohibition in Bihar, met Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to discuss the different aspects of the ban.
the prohibition against engaging in financial transactions related to any petroleum from Libya aboard ships designated by the relevant UNSC Sanctions Committee;
On the one hand, people of India, the land of Mahatma Gandhi who opposed liquor, seeks total prohibition and on the other the governments lift prohibition in order to get more revenues and help the rich and liquor traders make more profits to let them grow richer while the poor suffer from the ill-effects of liquor consumption against popular will and wishes.
United States, one of the most important Fourth Amendment cases to arise during Prohibition.
Writers Dr Fiona Godlee and Richard Hurley said prohibition laws cost PS80billon annually, but have not stopped supply or demand.
Patna: The state government in Bihar headed by chief minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday brought a new law to ban alcohol in the state barely two days after the Patna High Court had quashed its previous total prohibition order.
The bill 'The Prohibition of Smoking and Protection of Non-Smokers Health (amendment) Bill,2016' was introduced by Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed in July this year.
Prohibitions were given on some buses - including a delayed prohibition for a vandalised seatbelt and a second delayed prohibition for an obstruction on the gangway.
The NCUA issued eight prohibition notices to criminals during the month of July, including Sean Jelen, former CEO of Valor FCU in Scranton, Pa.
There is no better place in the world to get an opinion on the current happenings in government than a cigar lounge, and Prohibition Spirits and Cigar Lounge is no different.
Roosevelt took office in 1933, he put beer back on the menu after 14 years of Prohibition and crowds cheered at the White House gates.