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Should Cigarette Smoking Be Banned?

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Introduction:

Tobacco
Humans have been using tobacco in one way or the other since ancient times. Use of doesn’t always imply smoking it, but it can be chewed or used in different forms such as Tobacco chewing, dipping tobacco, etc.

History:
There is no fix time for the start of the use of tobacco in humans but it has been in human use since very ancient times. Locals were using before the arrival of Europeans to Americas.

Las Casas brilliantly describes in his journal what the scouts who first went into Cuba on a reconnaissance mission found:

men with half-burned wood in their hands and certain herbs to take their smokes, which are some dry herbs put in a certain leaf, also dry, like those the boys make on the day of the Passover of the Holy Ghost; and having lighted one part of it, by the other they suck, absorb, or receive that smoke inside with the breath, by which they become benumbed and almost drunk, and so it is said they do not feel fatigue. These, muskets as we will call them, they call tabacos. I knew Spaniards on this island of Española who were accustomed to take it, and being reprimanded for it, by telling them it was a vice, they replied they were unable to cease using it. I do not know what relish or benefit they found in it. (Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico)

Popularity of Tobacco:
Tobacco usage increased with the arrival of “Industrial Revolution”. European settlers and traders and made it popular in Europe and Americas. From Europe it
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