One of Columbus’s explorers was the first person to bring tobacco back into Europe. Because he could blow smoke out of his mouth, he was accused of being the devil and sent to jail for seven years by the Spanish Inquisition. When he was released seven years later, smoking tobacco had caught on.
The fertilizer used by the tobacco industry is radioactive. The plant absorbs it and the smoker inhales it. It gets lodged in the lungs and over time contributes a huge radiation dose to the smoker and could be factor in lung cancer.
In 1575 Native Americans, converting to Catholicism, had brought the practice of smoking into churches during the liturgy. Tobacco smoke, in their traditions, evoked the spirits, so naturally they mixed their smoke into the liturgical incense.
The British government’s advisor on illegal drugs was fired in 2009 after arguing that ecstasy and LSD were less dangerous than alcohol and tobacco.
Traces of coca and nicotine found in some Egyptian mummies have led some to speculate that Ancient Egyptians may have traveled to the New World (America).
Tobacco is a hallucinogen if you smoke it like American Indians used to instead of buying it at the store.
Tobacco is fertilized with radioactive apatite, the radiation received from smoking a pack a day per year compares to receiving 2,000 modern chest x-rays a year.
The common use of the word “like” to compare two things (as is the norm today) was made popular by a 1954 cigarette ad.
Cigarettes can contain more than 4,000 ingredients, which, when burned, can also produce over 200 ‘compound’ chemicals. Many of these ‘compounds’ have been linked to lung damage.