When Was Smoking Invented?


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Tobacco is an American plant. When Columbus arrived in 1492, he observed Native Americans smoking it.
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Just because a man observed another man smoking it, it does not mean it was invented then. It was observed then by the people who write history.

600-1000 AD CE Uaxactun, Guatemala: First pictorial record of smoking:
A pottery vessel found here dates from before the 11th century. On it a Maya is depicted smoking a roll of tobacco leaves tied with a string. The Mayan term for smoking is sik‟ar
Sikar as in Cigar!

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