Marijuana actually is bad for you, mmkay — Many times now I have received comments praising the effects of marijuana. You should get stoned and drop out, man. Wow, the weed is so great huh? Listen here Wiz Khalifa, get a big dimebag of it, make sure it's primo stuff, get your bongs and your pipes, get your lighters and incense, get your Willie Nelson records, and then shove it all up your ass.
Use in ancient cultures[ edit ] Aztec women are handed flowers and smoking tubes before eating at a banquet, Florentine Codex16th century. Smoking's history dates back to as early as — BC, when the agricultural product began to be cultivated in Mesoamerica and South America ; consumption later Why smoking should be further limited into burning the plant substance either by accident or with intent of exploring other means of consumption.
Smoking in the Americas probably had its origins in the incense-burning ceremonies of shamans but was later adopted for pleasure or as a social tool. Eastern North American tribes would carry large amounts of tobacco in pouches as a readily accepted trade item and would often smoke it in ceremonial pipeseither in sacred ceremonies or to seal bargains.
As a pain killer it was used for earache and toothache and occasionally as a poultice. Smoking was said by the desert Indians to be a cure for colds, especially if the tobacco was mixed with the leaves of the small desert SageSalvia dorriior the root of Indian balsam or cough rootLeptotaenia multifida, the addition of which was thought to be particularly good for asthma and tuberculosis.
Insix years after the settlement of Jamestown, VirginiaJohn Rolfe was credited as the first settler to successfully raise tobacco as a cash crop. The demand quickly grew as tobacco, referred to as "brown gold", revived the Virginia joint stock company from its failed gold expeditions.
This became a motivator to settle west into the unknown continent, and likewise an expansion of tobacco production. However, the practice was revived in with the invention of the cotton gin.
The first report of a smoking Englishman is of a sailor in Bristol inseen "emitting smoke from his nostrils". At the same time, caravans from Morocco brought tobacco to the areas around Timbuktuand the Portuguese brought the commodity and the plant to southern Africa, establishing the popularity of tobacco throughout all of Africa by the s.
Soon after its introduction to the Old World, tobacco came under frequent criticism from state and religious leaders. Murad IVsultan of the Ottoman Empire —40 was among the first to attempt a smoking ban by claiming it was a threat to public morals and health.
The Chongzhen Emperor of China issued an edict banning smoking two years before his death and the overthrow of the Ming dynasty. Later, the Manchu rulers of the Qing dynastywould proclaim smoking "a more heinous crime than that even of neglecting archery".
In Edo period Japan, some of the earliest tobacco plantations were scorned by the shogunate as being a threat to the military economy by letting valuable farmland go to waste for the use of a recreational drug instead of being used to plant food crops.
Religious leaders have often been prominent among those who considered smoking immoral or outright blasphemous. Inthe Patriarch of Moscow forbade the sale of tobacco, and sentenced men and women who flouted the ban to have their nostrils slit and their backs flayed.
Despite some concerted efforts, restrictions and bans were largely ignored. From this point on for some centuries, several administrations withdrew from efforts at discouragement and instead turned tobacco trade and cultivation into sometimes lucrative government monopolies.
Tobacco, both product and plant, followed the major trade routes to major ports and markets, and then on into the hinterlands. The English language term smoking appears to have entered currency in the late 18th century, before which less abbreviated descriptions of the practice such as drinking smoke were also in use.
This, along with a change in demand, accompanied the industrialization of cigarette production as craftsman James Bonsack created a machine in to partially automate their manufacture.
Photograph by Lewis Hine, In Germany, anti-smoking groups, often associated with anti-liquor groups,  first published advocacy against the consumption of tobacco in the journal Der Tabakgegner The Tobacco Opponent in and InFritz Lickint of Dresden, Germany, published a paper containing formal statistical evidence of a lung cancer—tobacco link.
During the Great Depression Adolf Hitler condemned his earlier smoking habit as a waste of money,  and later with stronger assertions. This movement was further strengthened with Nazi reproductive policy as women who smoked were viewed as unsuitable to be wives and mothers in a German family.
By the end of the Second World War, American cigarette manufacturers quickly reentered the German black market. Illegal smuggling of tobacco became prevalent,  and leaders of the Nazi anti-smoking campaign were silenced.
Health authorities sided with these claims up untilfrom which they reversed their position. The Tobacco Master Settlement Agreementoriginally between the four largest US tobacco companies and the Attorneys General of 46 states, restricted certain types of tobacco advertisement and required payments for health compensation; which later amounted to the largest civil settlement in United States history.
Although the per-capita number of smokers decreased, the average number of cigarettes consumed per person per day increased from 22 in to 30 in This paradoxical event suggests that those who quit smoked less, while those who continued to smoke moved to smoke more light cigarettes.
In the developing worldhowever, tobacco consumption continues to rise at 3.Just a quick addition to my above comment – the wearing of baseball style hats whilst smoking a fine cigar should alarm the person who started this debate more than any concern about band on/off – and dont get me started on the wearing of socks with sandals.
Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, and Rooney Mara as his girlfriend Erica in The Social Network.
How long is a generation these days? I must be in Mark Zuckerberg’s generation—there are only nine years between us—but somehow it doesn’t feel that way. Brain scans showed the cannabis users had significantly blunted dopamine responses compared with the controls who had never taken the drug.; Research links marijuana use to mental health problems: anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, schizophrenia and short-term psychosis.; The most commonly reported side effects of smoking marijuana are intense anxiety and panic attacks.
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