Déjà brew: 100 years on from prohibition

Déjà brew: 100 years on from prohibition

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This month marks the centenary of one of the most radical public health initiatives ever undertaken in a democratic society – prohibition. While there are few voices in Britain calling for a return to criminalising alcohol, prohibition still exists today in different guises, including quasi-bans on sugary drinks, cigarettes and gambling. So, should we be concerned about where this type of paternalistic intervention is leading us? And what – if an...
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This month marks the centenary of one of the most radical public health initiatives ever undertaken in a democratic society – prohibition. While there are few voices in Britain calling for a return to criminalising alcohol, prohibition still exists today in different guises, including quasi-bans on sugary drinks, cigarettes and gambling. So, should we be concerned about where this type of paternalistic intervention is leading us? And what – if an...
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