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The evolution of smoking

The Evolution of Smoking Cigarettes are the single-most traded item on the planet, with approximately 1 trillion being sold from country to country each year. At a global take of more than $400 billion, it's one of the world's largest industries. Electric cigarettes are the latest example of the evolutionary chain. What was once crude, smelly, and offensive on the brink of extinction has now evolved into something much more sophisticated. From Tobacco Leaf to Electronic Cigarette: 5000 B.C. 1492 The inhabitants of South America discovered, cultivated and chewed tobacco leafs. When the new world was discovered, so was tobacco. 1500s 1600s Sailors bring the plant back to Europe. Tobacco is planted, smoked and enjoyed all over the continent! As the popularity of tobacco use grew, laws and regulations regarding its growth, use and sale are passed. Mid 1600s By the mid 1600s, tobacco was commonplace in Europe. Pipe smoking was verų trendų and many people believed it would improve their health. 1800s Cigar smoking begins to replace tobacco smoking as the more popular form. Pipe smoking is still less expensive than hand rolled cigarettes 1820s Scientists begin to investigate the negative effects of cigarette smoking and discover that nicotine in its purest form is harmful. Mid 1800s Cigarettes begin to become massed produced. This drives down their price, making them more convenient and affordable than pipe tobacco. 1900s Mid 1900s By the beginning of the 1900s, laws were passed to prevent underage use of tobacco. Health warnings. Its proven that smoking tobacco cigarettes and lung cancer are linked. 1963 1980s As the public perception of tobacco cigarettes begins to change, a patent for the electric cigarettes is filed. The perception of tobacco smoking as a harmful habit with negative consequences becomes more commonplace 2000s 2008 Bans on tobacco smoking begin to sweep the nation. Taxes cause tobacco prices to skyrocket. The popularity of electronic cigarettes begins to rise in the United States. Today As tobacco cigarette bans continue, smokers continue to turn to E-Cigarettes as the next step in the evolution of smoking

The evolution of smoking

shared by puffindoors on May 16
How smoking evolved over time


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