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February 14, 2020

Healthy habits to find your authentic self

Cigarettes are Hazardous to Your Health Day

The earliest forms of cigarettes were similar to their predecessor (and close relative), the cigar. They are said to have probably originated in Mexico and Central America around the 9th century in the form of reeds and smoking tubes.  

1830 Cigarettes Arrive in France Cigarettes arrive in France, instantly gaining the name 'cigarette.'

1845 French Cigarette Production Begin The French tobacco monopoly begins, as they start to manufacture cigarettes.

Some of the hazards attributed to smoking include cardiovascular diseases, heart attacks, strokes, and even cerebrovascular diseases. 

The cigarette crossed into France in 1830, and this is where it received the now popular name ‘cigarette.’ In 1845, the French state tobacco monopoly began manufacturing cigarettes. The French word for this product was adopted by the English in the 1840s. Although some American reformers promoted the spelling of it as ‘cigaret’, it was never widespread and later became obsolete.

Afterward, the use of tobacco in English-speaking cultures became more widespread during and after the Crimean War. British soldiers imitated their Ottoman Turkish comrades (and Russian enemies), whom they had seen rolling and smoking tobacco in strips of old newspaper as a proper cigar-rolling leaf was unavailable. This was enhanced by the development of tobacco for cigarette use, as well as the development of the Egyptian cigarette export industry.