The history of tobacco and its growth throughout the world by jason young tobacco, one of the most important cash crops in american farming, is native to the north and south american continents. A brief history of tobacco use (adapted from tobaccoorg’s tobacco timeline by gene borrio) the native people of the americas considered tobacco a gift from the great spirit, and they used it in their religious practices.
18-19 tobacco history cyan magenta yellow black 1700s africa-us african slaves initially used to work in tobacco fields, not on cotton plantations 1650s south africa european settlers. Tobacco and tobacco-related products have a long history that stretches back to 6,000 bc the plant today known as tobacco, or nicotiana tabacum, is a member of the nicotiana genus – a close relative to the poisonous nightshade and could previously only be found in the americas.
(cnn) -- tobacco was first used by the peoples of the pre-columbian americas native americans apparently cultivated the plant and smoked it in pipes for medicinal and ceremonial purposes. Europeans believed that tobacco could cure almost anything, from bad breath to cancer in 1571, a spanish doctor named nicolas monardes wrote a book about the history of medicinal plants of the new world in this he claimed that tobacco could cure 36 health problems.
Tobacco had already long been used in the americas when european settlers arrived and introduced the practice to europe, where it became popular at high doses, tobacco can become hallucinogenic accordingly, native americans never used the drug recreationally instead, it was often consumed as an entheogen among some tribes, this was done only by experienced. The french became enthusiastic about tobacco, calling it the herbe a tous les maux, the plant against evil, pains and other bad things by 1565, the plant was known as nicotaine, the basis of its genus name today.
Tobacco has a long history from its usages in the early americas it is also considered as the most highly addictive increasingly popular with the arrival of spain to america, which introduced tobacco to the europeans by whom it was heavily traded.