Alcohol Prohibitionists Never Went Away, They Now Advise the WHO

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Posted: Sep 13, 2021 10:44 AM

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One of the most important lessons learned during the 20th century is that prohibition does not work, especially the prohibition of alcohol. However, there are those who still believe that Prohibition led to good outcomes, or that it can work if only it is done better this time.

The 18th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution ushered in alcohol prohibition in the U.S. between 1920 to 1933 and is the only Amendment that has been repealed. The repeal required the consent of two-thirds of states to do so. Despite the repeal, many of the same temperance organizations formed in the 19th century to campaign for Prohibition are now advising the taxpayer-funded World Health Organization (WHO) on their new Global Alcohol Strategy.

The WHO just published the latest version of its alcohol plan after the previous draft caused a storm of criticism after advocating the “prevention of drinking among pregnant women and women of childbearing age.”Women’s groups naturally objected to the

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