Is it a new trend? No. Alcohol has been a part of the lives of people for centuries. Its uses vary from "worship ceremonies," to "magic and medicine," to celebration of "births, marriages, and initiations." Like today, centuries ago people found drinking a delightful custom, however, intoxication has always caused social difficulty. One of the earliest records of alcohol regulation recovered is in Egyptian "temperance tract" which states
Take not upon thyself to drink a
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regulations that protect people from being inflicted by cigarette smoke which created the non- smoking policy in most public places.
The "Smoke-Free Schools Act" was passed by the Clinton administration in 1994 outlawing smoking in public areas assessed by the government which provide programs to minors. For example, smoking was banned in public schools and apparently it decreased teenage smoking. Other facilities open to the public such as hospitals, stores, and restaurants also became smoke-free zones.