My Life's Trail of Smoke


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The visual story of tobacco's journey from the New World to the Old.

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  • You're probably wondering what brought me, tobacco, in the hands of these people of the Old World. Well Im here to tell you.
  • *Record Scratch*
  • One of my original growers, the Powhatan Natives of what is now Virginia, would smoke me in Y shaped tubes for medicinal purposes and during special ceremonies
  • Meanwhile, explorers from the Old World were coming to the New World for new land and resources like me. Spaniards had already found tobacco in South America, so let's focus on my encounter with the British.
  • Can't wait to see what the New World has to offer!
  • Jolly good!
  • Yay! Our ailments can be helped!
  • When the British visited their land in the New World, they were gifted tobacco from the Native population.
  • My gift to you
  • The explorers brought me home, with prospects of continuing to grow me on a large scale to import into the Old World
  • This new crop will make Britannia beyond rich! The people will die for this!
  • Unlike my original Native consumers, the people of the New World smoked me habitually and in excess. They smoked me out of pipes, cigarettes, and cigars. This created tons of rave and controversy about me. I changed their culture by starting an intense fight against the public health of civilians.
  • Yes tobacco!
  • No tobacco!
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