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Hudson Cattell

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780801451980

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9780801451980.001.0001

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Temperance, Neo-Prohibition, and the French Paradox

Temperance, Neo-Prohibition, and the French Paradox

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(p.185) Chapter Eleven Temperance, Neo-Prohibition, and the French Paradox
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Wines of Eastern North America
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Hudson Cattell

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Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801451980.003.0012

This chapter examines the Neo-Prohibition. The term Neo-Prohibitionist is applied to those in or out of government who seek to reduce alcohol consumption, although not necessarily by reinstating Prohibition. They believe that the problems associated with alcohol are best solved by limiting the availability of alcohol, and that the most effective means of doing that is through legislation by government. All forms of alcohol abuse, from crime to drunken driving, are pointed to as reasons to reduce consumption, and for them there is little difference between social drinking and binge drinking. To achieve their ends, increases in excise taxes and the imposition of exorbitant fees or unduly restrictive label requirements are among the weapons that have been used.

Keywords:   Neo-Prohibition, alcohol consumption, alcohol abuse, drunken driving, social drinking, binge drinking

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