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The history of smoking – how and why smoking has risen dramatically

The rise of tobacco has been very sharp in small time. As the Mayans dispersed and spread out in various areas, such as North and South America, they took with them their precious tobacco leaves and plants. Hundreds of years later the greatest European explorers discovered tobacco and later brought back to the new world. Columbus, who did not smoke, … Continue reading Continue reading

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Jerusalemites Gave Smoking Pipes as Gifts to Lovers during Ottoman Period

A romantic inscription found on the ceramic mouthpiece of a tobacco pipe discovered during an ongoing archaeological excavation in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem suggests the pipe was probably given as a gift to a lover. The Arabic inscription reads: “Heart is language for the lover”, according to a statement released, on Sunday, by Dr. Kate Rafael of the Israel … Continue reading

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