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Term (Latin prohibere = to prevent) for prohibition or prevention, which can refer to many different things. In most cases, this refers to stimulants such as drugs, alcohol, tobacco or similar. As a rule, it is understood to mean a ban in various forms on the production, import, export, transport, purchase, possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages for social, religious, moral, ethical or health reasons.

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In the past, such a ban has also been in force for a limited period of time for individual stimulants or drinks such as absinthe. The longest-standing prohibition is the strict ban on alcohol in Islam, which is based on religious grounds in the Koran. However, many other countries and cultures have also repeatedly introduced similar bans or restrictions. This was an enormous intrusion into the customs of the countries concerned, as alcohol consumption has been an elementary component of drinking culture since the earliest history of mankind.

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