The tobacco plant is widely believed to have started growing in about 6000 BC. It is also believed that Native Americans began using tobacco in various ways, smoking included, a few thousand years later. As the years went by, tobacco usage become more and more common by Native Americans. A drawing from the year 600 AD shows a Mayan smoking a roll of tobacco leaves.
Christopher Columbus was the first European to discover tobacco. He received some dried tobacco leaves as a gift when he landed in the Caribbean. His crew members noted the natives smoking tobacco when they were exploring present day Cuba. Within a few years, tobacco smoking became a national sensation in Spain. At the time, smokers used loosely rolled, open-ended, cigar-esque products. As time went on, many improvements came to Cigars, including the birth of the modern rolled cigarette. In Seville Spain, street beggars would gather up the remains of used cigars, take the tobacco out, and re-roll them in paper. Today, we have a much more sanitary way to make homemade rolled cigarettes.
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