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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By his response to the Appeal on the subject of legally approved agenda of the President, he wrote, "It is noted that you have sought clarification / interpretation from President Secretariat under RTI Act regarding the approved Agenda of His Excellency the President on prohibition of Alcohol and the legality of the same.
Over time, the objective of the temperance movement changed from a reduction in drinking to the outright prohibition of alcohol. In response, New Brunswick enacted outright prohibition in 1855.
the Islamic prohibition of alcohol. Regrettably, much of Sharia law has been politicised, but the two systems should be able to live comfortably side by side."
The amendments foresee the prohibition of alcohol sales on Knowledge Day, the first day of school on Sept.
Regulation of American morals by means of legislation proved a failure, most notably with the prohibition of alcohol, and California and nine other states permitted racing with betting in 1933 during the Great Depression, when they needed extra revenue.
No politician or policeman would be nuts enough to call for the prohibition of alcohol.
Prohibition of alcohol did not work in the US in the 1920s and prohibition of drugs does not work in the countries which have signed up to the UN Convention.
Spinelli (director of communications, Overseas Private Investment Corporation) examines the impact of the American prohibition of alcohol on Anglo-American diplomacy.
But pause a moment and think of the damage, crime and misery that the prohibition of alcohol caused in the USA.
strict in its prohibition of alcohol. At the other extreme, Hanafi
In fact, many writers have theorized that the global coffee craze might never have caught on had it not been for Islam's prohibition of alcohol, which led Muslims to turn to something else that was both psychoactive and a social glue.
Temperance became part of a larger agenda "to construct a 'moral dominion' in which all parts of society would learn to self-regulate, ideally in the image of the earnest middle classes." (12) When the drys met resistance, which they did, they turned to the state and demanded the legal prohibition of alcohol.