Jacquie Rogers Shares A Smoky Bit Of Tobacco History | Vip Cuban Cigars | Scoop.it

Tobacco is a plant native to Central and South America, migrating north with traders, eventually making its way to eastern Canada. Until Christopher Columbus and his crew introduced tobacco to Europe, the rest of the world was relatively nicotine-free. Nicotine (probably from belladonna or nicotiana africana) had ceremonial uses in Arabia and northern Africa, but wasn't a commonly consumed substance. 

 Leap ahead to 1492.


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