This seems like a harsh approach to discouraging bad habits, though I sometimes wonder how close to it we will get on anti-smoking measures in this country:
A young Iranian man has been sentenced to hang for repeatedly drinking alcohol which is strictly banned in the Islamic republic, the Etemad newspaper reported on Wednesday.
The 22-year-old, identified only as Mohsen, was handed down the death penalty by a criminal court after being found guilty of drinking alcohol for a fourth time, the daily said.
Talk about a tough three-strike law. Thank God (or somebody, or something) for our separation of church and state.