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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Over time, the objective of the temperance movement changed from a reduction in drinking to the outright prohibition of alcohol.
Yet, as I said, only a policeman or politician with a death wish would call for the prohibition of alcohol.
12) When the drys met resistance, which they did, they turned to the state and demanded the legal prohibition of alcohol.
Law could merely drive abortion underground and create the same evils that existed under the prohibition of alcohol.
By 1914, legal restrictions on opium and heroine were soon followed by the prohibition of alcohol.
As for content, one endearing aspect is the snapshot of a Baptist college-student's life: chapel requirements, prohibition of alcohol and tobacco, chaperoning of coed events, literary clubs, etc.
And he compared current policy to the prohibition of alcohol in the USA which, he said, only succeeded in producing a massive criminal underworld.
Their agenda," Tremont says, "is total, 100 percent prohibition of alcohol.
This session, which was primarily convened for the purpose of considering certain bills relating to the enforcement of statewide prohibition of alcohol (which had been achieved in 1909),(39) began on September 8.
Beyond supporting higher excise taxes and restrictions on advertising, the presidential candidates should be calling for educational programs in schools and the mass media, universally available treatment for alcoholism and other drug addictions, and the prohibition of alcohol purchases and alcohol advertising as tax-deductible business expenses (the last measure alone would raise $2 billion annually).
We saw during prohibition of alcohol that organized crime controlled the liquor trade.
During the budgets session of the House in February this year, Singh had sneaked into Bihar assembly with alcohol bottles, which he smashed on the assembly doorway, demanding prohibition of alcohol in the state.