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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Although historians of Prohibition have emphasized the inadequacy of funding for Prohibition enforcement at both federal and state levels, McGirr instead points out that the resources devoted to Prohibition enforcement, though inadequate to dry up the country, nevertheless outpaced the budgets of other policing or regulatory agencies.
Rudrappa, visited to take tips from Nitish on the prohibition policy as well as its implementation.
the prohibition against the provision of certain services to ships designated by the relevant UNSC Sanctions Committee; and
Logically speaking entire India should be a non-liquor nation and a total prohibition should be put into practice sincerely.
Prohibition Bureau ID issued by the Department of Justice.
Today being Sunday, chief minister Kumar held a special meeting of his Cabinet to notify the new Bihar Prohibition and Excise Act, 2016 to impose total ban on sale and consumption of alcohol with immediate effect.
527 Federal Credit Union in Texas City, Texas, consented to the issuance of a prohibition order and agreed to comply with all of its terms to settle and resolve the NCUA Board's claims against her.
Stop down to Prohibition and offer your sincerest thanks to all who serve by sending them a cigar or two.
SCHOLES ROAD, JACKSON BRIDGE, HOLMFIRTH) (TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC) ORDER 2015 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Council of the Borough of Kirklees by reason of works proposed to be carried out on or near the road has made an Order the effect of which will be that no person shall cause or permit any vehicle to proceed in that length of Scholes Road from its junction with Hill Street to its junction with Hepworth Road PROVIDED THAT such prohibition shall not extend to vehicles being used in connection with the works to be carried out on or near the closed length of road or to vehicles requiring access up to the point(s) of the closure.
As with alcohol prohibition, the end of marijuana prohibition doesn't mean that anything goes.
Robinson would not permit the reproduction of the text of the letter, but the general trend of it was a prophecy of the liberalising of the Prohibition Enforcement Act.
Such prohibitions speak of the necessity to achieve higher level of trust between people and authorities," the Ombudsman said.