THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
With everything we know about
tobacco and cigarette smoking today, it’s almost impossible to believe that
anyone ever believed these old wives tales. One old wives tale that has a
reasonable explanation is that it was once thought that it was bad luck to light
three cigarettes off the same match. This tale came from times of war when
armies would attack at night. Lighting three cigarettes off the same match gave
the enemy enough time to spot the flame in the dark, making the smokers very
easy targets. There’s one down, who knows about these other ones.
During the 1800s, tobacco was
thought of as a cure for almost anything. It was used to dress wounds and it
was also used to ease pain.
It was also believed that you
could relieve the pain of a toothache by chewing on tobacco.
It was later thought that
tobacco would cure anything from bad breath to cancer.
In the late 1500s exhaling
smoke through the nose became very popular.
Also in the late 1500s, there
was a dramatic increase in the number of patients suffering from cancer of
Thomas Harriet encouraged
smoking cigarettes in 1588 so that people could obtain their daily dosage of
Spanish doctor, Nicholas
Monardes wrote a book on the history of plants used for medicinal purposes.
In the book, he stated that tobacco could be used as a cure for thirty-six
In the 1600s tobacco was often
used as a form of currency.
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