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The historical development of cigarettes

Cigarette is a kind of tobacco products. The method is to dry the tobacco and cut it into strips, and then roll it into a 120 mm, 10 mm diameter barrel shaped strip. When smoking, ignite one end and inhale the smoke with your mouth at the other end. Cigarettes were first popular in Turkey. The local people like to roll up the cut tobacco and smoke it. During the Crimean War, British soldiers learned how to suck from Ottoman soldiers, and then spread to different places. Tobacco is not the only ingredient in most cigarettes. In 1558, mariners brought tobacco seeds back to Portugal and spread throughout Europe. In 1612, John Rolfe, a British colonial official, planted tobacco on a large scale in jamesown, Virginia, and began to trade in tobacco. Tobacco was introduced into China in the mid-16th century. The first introduced tobacco was sun cured tobacco, which has been planted for more than 400 years. Tobacco is a plant native to South America. Its leaves can be chewed or smoked as cigarettes. The first people to use tobacco were the Red Indians in America. By the time European explorers arrived in the new world, tobacco use had become quite common in the Americas. In the 16th century, tobacco was introduced into Europe, and then spread all over the world. Before the 20th century, tobacco was mostly used in the form of chewing, sniffing, pipe and cigar. At the end of the 19th century, due to the invention of cigarette making machine, paper cigarette became the main form of tobacco use. It is generally believed that tobacco originated from America. Archaeological findings show that tobacco entered the lives of American residents when human beings were still in primitive society. At that time, when people were collecting food, they unconsciously picked off a plant leaf and put it in their mouth to chew. Because of its strong stimulation, it just played a role in restoring physical strength and invigorating the body. Therefore, they often picked it up to chew, and it became a hobby. Long ago, Native Americans had the custom of worshiping the sun and offering sacrifices to smoking. Archaeologists believe that the earliest evidence of human tobacco use so far is a relief in a temple built in 432 A.D. in belenque, giapas, southern Mexico. It is a half relief painting. It depicts a Maya man with a long pipe in his mouth. During the ancestor worship ceremony, he blows and smokes with a pipe, and his head is wrapped with tobacco leaves. In addition, archaeologists also found tobacco leaves and ashes from pipes in caves inhabited by Indians in northern Arizona. It is believed that these relics are dated around 650 A.D. It has been recorded that people smoked tobacco in the 14th century in El Salvador. Tobacco originated in central and South America, Oceania and some islands in the South Pacific. Sixty six varieties were found, and only two were cultivated and utilized, namely, n.tabacum.l., also known as safflower tobacco and n.ustica L., which were cultivated and used by American Indians earliest. When Columbus arrived in Cuba on his expedition in 1492, Rodrigo de Jerez, his sailor, found that the local Cubans were smoking smoke from a plant around the fire. The adventurous Jerez smoked with the local natives and was fascinated by it. Back in Europe, the entertainment of tobacco and smoking spread rapidly in Europe. Jerez is also known as the first smoker in Europe.