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Term for prohibition or prevention, which can refer to many things. However, it usually 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. In the past, such a prohibition was also valid for individual stimulants or beverages such as absinthe. The longest existing prohibition is the rigorous Islamic ban on alcohol, which is religiously justified in the Koran. But many other countries and cultures have also had similar bans time and again. This was an enormous intervention in the habits of the countries concerned, because alcohol consumption has been an elementary part of drinking culture since the earliest history of mankind.

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