Let me begin with contradicting with the title of this article. Public smoking ban is not all that bad. However, there are two things that have made this one of the most ridiculous ideas ever, even something that the man Read More …
French ethnologist and anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss argues that people smoking often serves as a type of social initiation and smoking together reinforces personal relationships.
In 1571, the Spanish doctor Nicolas Monardes identified smoking tobacco as a cure for more than 20 ailments, including cancer.
The word ‘Nicotine’ is derived from Frenchman Jean Nicot who introduced tobacco to France in 1560.
The history of smoking can be dated to as early as 5000 BC, and has been recorded in many different cultures across the world.
Roughly a third of the world’s adult population smokes.
The average smoker in the U.S spends 1,500 dollars to 3,300 dollars a year
You don’t have to look any further than Sherlock Holmes to see the significance of the pipe in Victorian England. The rich smoked cigars, and the poor smoked clay pipes. But for the people in between, the way they smoked became a Read More …
A smoking ceremony is an ancient custom among Indigenous Australians that involves burning various native plants to produce smoke, which is believed to have cleansing properties and the ability to ward off bad spirits. Although the ‘smoking ceremony’ is now thought of as purely symbolic Read More …
There are approximately 120 million smokers in India. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), India is home to 12% of the world’s smokers. According to a 2002 WHO estimate, 30% of adult males in India smoke.