Let’s face it...smoking is an unnatural, yet for many, an enjoyable habit.
Tobacco has been used by Central and South Americans as a narcotic since prehistoric times. The first European use of tobacco was by Spanish sailors who arrived on the Caribbean Islands of Tobago with Columbus in 1492. Tobacco was later introduced into Europe by the French ambassador Nicot (hence the name nicotine) and into England by Sir Francis Drake and Sir Walter Raleigh. Tobacco rapidly gained widespread popularity despite severe laws forbidding it’s use by every authority at the time.